From public garden to park

Public garden Venenplantsoen Deventer

Public garden Venenplantsoen Deventer

Public garden Venenplantsoen Deventer

Public garden Venenplantsoen Deventer

Public garden Venenplantsoen Deventer

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From public garden to park

The development of the Rivierenwijk district in Deventer is in full swing. For several years now, the city of Deventer and housing corporation Rentree have been working to revitalise the area. This is a long process, requiring patience and perseverance by all parties involved, not least the district’s residents. To improve the area already from the outset, a number of clear-cut subprojects have been identified by the city. One of these is the project Venenplantsoen.

Ontwerpdag bewoners

“We organised a Design Day for the neighbourhood. The results were used as a basis for the eventual design, in which different wishes and ideas have come together to create a park. This way, the people of the neighbourhood are the design’s true owners.”

– Wijnand Bouw, project leader BoschSlabbers

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Additions to the park

Subtle interventions transform the existing public garden into a fully-fledged park. The park attains structure and unity by a tapestry of lawns, with threes and romantic paths. Within this larger structure, the big pond and the Cruijff Court are preserved. Elements such as an adventurous hilly playground for children, outdoor fitness equipment, a scent garden, a duck’s island and a swampy area with a wooden walkway are welcome extras.

Renbaan venenplantsoen Deventer
Vijver park venenplantsoen Deventer

Project data

Title: Venenplantsoen Deventer

Location: Rivierenwijk, Deventer, NL

Size: 2 ha

Client: Municipality of Deventer

Duration: 2011-2014

Type: Redesign, park design, temporary design, final design

Image credits: BoschSlabbers

Project code: AT 11-05, HT12-11

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