ARCADIS won the European tender for this project, consisting of a complete plan design, a plan of approach, a management and maintenance plan and the financial quote. In collaboration with Copijn, ARCADIS Landscape Architecture created the urban-planning design and designed the neighbourhood park.
The design for the district brings together the water-purification function (helophytes filter), the recreational function (neighbourhood park) and sustainability (re-use of 20,000 m3 of loam released). The 'De Leemvallei' park is a highly recognisable element in the new Oost-Indië district. Besides somewhere pleasant to spend time, it also forms the recreational connection between the district and the outer area. The borders of the park are formed by water and elevated helophytes filters, built with loam from the area. The district looks out onto the rugged, flowery verges scattered with alder, which blend into the filter slopes. The rigid appearance of the reed in the filters contrasts with the irregular shapes of the trees and plants, giving rise to a stratification of vegetation.
|Location||Leek Google Maps|
|Client||Leek Local Authority|
|Team||Leonoor van der Linden, Timo Cents|
|In collaboration with||Copijn|