The Keilehaven is being transformed step by step into a tidal park. The functional space will now be a green, future-proof, climate-adaptive, public city park with plenty of room for biodiversity. We apply the lessons we learn in Keilehaven to other tidal parks and riverbanks within and outside the M4H. For example, we are experimenting with collecting floating waste, new forms of recreation and innovative/circular use of materials, water purification and making tidal environments perceptible.

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Rotterdam Urban Nature in Open Rotterdam

August 4, 2023

Keilehavenpark The Urbanists have been commissioned to create a water park in the Keilehaven. The M4H area in Delfshaven is in full development. The harbor basin in the Keilehaven is being transformed into a tidal park. In the coming years, the river banks of the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Nieuwe Maas will be greened to provide space for tidal nature…

Ecology Keilehaven

June 21, 2023

From our ecologist Madeleine den Hartog Last week, the Keilehaven project won the PROVADA award. In addition to sustainability and circularity, underwater nature is also an important element in this project. The first ecological baseline measurement that was carried out already showed a few interesting fish species such as flounder, eel, pike-perch and houting. The wooding is…

Ontwerp Keilehaven, de Urbanisten

Tidal park Keilehaven winner PROVADA Inspiration Award 2023!

June 19, 2023

The Inspiration Project Award is for a team or collaboration that looks at the impact of the project on sustainability, quality of life and the environment with a solid long-term vision. The Award went to Keilehaven Rotterdam Tide Park, a development by the Urbanists, commissioned by the municipality of Rotterdam. A city park combined with tides is quite unique…

Keilehaven monitoring plan and zero measurement

January 9, 2023

The new tidal park to be constructed in the Keilehaven is expected to make a positive contribution to the WFD (Water Framework Directive) targets. Long-term monitoring is carried out to get a picture of the ecological quality in the Keilehaven. The baseline measurement was done in 2022. The main species groups monitored are fish and macrofauna, and the…

Ontwerp Keilehaven, de Urbanisten

Keilehaven second phase

January 9, 2023

The second phase of the work at Keilehaven has started. Sand is applied for the tidal steps and (underwater) terraces, creating shallows. This eventually creates a new underwater nature. This phase is expected to be completed in September 2023. After that, the soil has to settle for six months, after which the last phase is carried out, the planting of…

Project visit LIFE

June 1, 2022

The annual project visit of the European monitor to LIFE Urban Adapt took place on 18 May to see how we spend our European subsidy money. Finally live again after 2 years online! The tour started at Keilehaven in M4H, where a nature-friendly bank is being constructed, with a beautiful presentation by Marit Janse van…

Keilehaven first phase completed

January 6, 2022

In December 2021, the first phase of the construction of the river tidal park in the Keilehaven will be completed. Not much can be seen of it yet: the harbor has been 'shallowed'. The ground must now rest for six months, after which the real construction can begin. The second phase is planned for October 2022. The Keilehaven will…