The second assignment for the Major garden architecture was an assignment for a park on the city-moat of Gouda.
The city is famous for its cheese and stroopwafels. But the public space is not on the same level as these products. That is why the city needed a new modern design.
The concept comes from the analysis that shows that the inner and outring have a difference in usage. On the outering people move quickly from A to B, while the irregular placement of trees hinders movement and promotes lingering.
The other important aspect is that the blind spot, which can connect the center with the moat. This is an area with great potential, which will vanish if a big apparmentcomplex divides and blocks the space
On a more detailed level you see that there are three distinctive zones, eacht ment for for a different target groups. The cultural and library zone are connected by a building with a public first floor.
The walking routes decide where the placement of restaurants will be. These will be placed in the crowded area’s to promote even more lingering.