NOHNIK in collaboration with Lara Voerman Architectural Historian and Personal Architecture won the commission for designing new city park of Weert (approximately 30000 m2 park). The park is known for its historical significance and the Nijenborgh castle. However, the park is perceived by the inhabitants of Weert as being a desolate and unattractive area. With the relocation of the timber wholesale company which is now located on the castle’s premises a chance arises to make this part of the park a public realm again. In collaboration with many stakeholders our team developed a vision for the park in which the history of the area and city are fundamental elements. General goals within the vision are to make the historical elements and structure visible again, to improve the connection of the park with the city centre by implementing three new bridges and to improve the green structure in the park. The existing buildings of the timber wholesale company will be demolished so space is created to reconstruct the former castle’s courtyard. This courtyard will become the vibrant heart of park and accommodates multiple functions and activities. Also the park spaces surrounding this courtyard will be transformed. Here lush meadows and clumps of trees are envisioned.
On July 3rd the city council unanimously approved the vision. In the next months the vision will be translated into a detailed design. Construction works are scheduled to begin in 2020.

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