When it came to the landscaping of the Nazareth E17 service stations, the hallmarks of the area were drawn on – ‘landscape pockets’, lanes and paths. As a result of a subtle landscape interpretation, former landscape pockets could be restored and new ones created. This spatial segmentation also provides a logical basic organization for the service areas.
In order to have as little impact upon the landscape as possible, a compact incorporation of service station-related functions was opted for. The surplus/excess area no longer required as a rest spot is redesigned as a green area, connecting to the surrounding landscape. The buildings are positioned in such a way that the dominant lane-like structures remain visible. The pure and light design of the frame and the awning make sure that the landscape pockets remain tangible. In order to be recognizable on the highway, a seemingly floating frame reaches to the road. This makes the Nazareth service station a new beacon on the E17 highway.
The architectural interventions within this project were realised by OM/AR architecten performed under the name OMGEVING.