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Park Regeneration Project, Overbos,  Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, 2010

This project entailed the regeneration of the main Neighbourhood Park in Overbos, Hoofddorp. The design process also included fundraising and community consultation. The first phase of this project was built autumn 2010.

The design of this phase entailed the following elements:

  • The park hub was created at the intersection of important routes through the park to encourage people to linger and enjoy the park.

  • Open tree squares were installed to highlight the entrances and to reconnect park and neighbourhood.

  • Open space was created for diverse uses.

  • The 2nd largest water area was opened up to reconnect water, park & neighbourhood

  • Furthermore lanes and pathways were created or opened up to improve safety. The path network was simplified to improve the logic of the park. The pathways were re-surfaced to create a difference between resting places and routes.