In 2006 ARCADIS Landscape Architecture was enlisted to create a design together with residents in which the wishes of the water board and the local authority were combined. The assignment to ARCADIS's Landscape Architecture workshop was as follows: "develop an ecological zone with a water park-like character, with various recreational facilities".
The park is situated between the Ruwenbos residential area and the A35 motorway. There could be no construction under the electricity pylons, between the neighbourhood and the road. It had become derelict land 1.8 kilometres long and 14 hectares large, through which the Zwering stream flows. It was decided to design a resilient stream, flowing through an ecological zone with retention options for the urban area. At the same time the stream had to offer a pleasant and safe living environment. These days, the value of experiencing water in the city is recognised. Water should be beautiful, clean and accessible, and thus offers the city an experience of considerable value. People sit by it, walk and cycle along it, fish in it and live by it. In short: enjoying space, nature and flowing water.
|Location||Enschede Google Maps|
|Client||Enschede Local Authority|
|Team||Leonoor van der Linden|