ECHO Urban Design and GROOSMAN Architects have won the European tender for the masterplan de Blinkert in Capelle aan den IJssel. ECHO Urban Design and GROOSMAN Architects will develop the project commissioned by Van Wijnen in collaboration with the municipality of Capelle aan den IJssel, David Lloyd and local residents. The project will commence in 2022.
The 70’s characteristic open‐air swimming pool, de Blinkert, is etched in the collective memory of Capelle aan den IJssel and Rotterdam residents. Therefore, nostalgia and inspiration are leading in the transformation of the area, which includes David Lloyd’s current sport‐ and fitness centre. The specific architectonic architecture of the
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