This green rooftop garden is part of the former Rhein Elbe warehouse in the historic centre of Dordrecht. The design fully takes the charm of the historic surroundings into account. The outside space is split across three different heights, offering a fantastic view of centuries-old buildings. This is a rooftop garden that reaches higher levels—literally and figuratively.
You walk across a wooden walkway via a ‘lazy’ staircase to the lower level. There are two dining areas on the middle storey. The first is defined by anthracite-coloured planters that protect the area from outside. In the other, a table and chairs in textile materials stand on a hardwood platform. The planters vary in height, dividing the garden without creating a boxy effect. They are richly planted with vegetation that will stay green in every season, with spotlights adding to the atmosphere.
Via a steel staircase with natural stone stairs, you reach the lowest storey where there is a tailor-made teak kitchen and a ‘Big Green Egg’ for cooking. The kitchen connects to the covered area with a glass sliding wall. Eye-catchers in this green rooftop garden are the multi-stemmed Parrotia trees. At their bases, blue-blossoming plants and decorative grasses grow, while the purple water wheel at the end of the sightline catches the eye. This garden is like a private oasis that combines the best of two worlds: a fascinating history and a modern, balanced and exclusive design.