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Porte de Ninove Park


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Base Landscape Paris

Clément Willemain
Located between the municipalities of Brussels and Molenbeek, on the banks of the canal, the Ninove Gate was for a long time a neglected industrial void at the gates of the city. Today, the park meets its objectives: to connect the neighborhoods, to create social interaction , to accommodate a wide variety of user profiles without conflict of use, to improve biodiversity and water management.
The project was approached as a co-creative process in which users were involved in the design downstream. Now that the park is open for use, the meadow offers the opportunity to adapt to the needs of users. As the city and its residents evolve, so will the park.

A kiosk is on the way. It will not be a purely commercial place. There will be a small organic restaurant with a professional training vocation. It will also have a social and cultural mission.

This new public space fulfills essential needs demanded by users: to connect and bring life to the neighborhoods, to become a green spot, and to fulfill the needs for playing activities, sports, culture and relaxation. As early as 6 a.m., joggers use the round alleys as training tracks. A great mix of people occupy the place, crowded as soon as the weather is good.

In the center of the facility, a vast urban meadow is designed as a succession of sloping rings, allowing, through a play of steps and slopes, to protect from nuisances while offering an open space. The rings allow for the installation of long linear benches serving as observation and rest points.

In the heart of the meadow, a wet garden reminds the importance of water and of the canal in the history of the site. The entire plant collection is characteristic of the wet valleys of the Senne, the former waterway of Brussels, now buried.
Landscape, urban areas
Year of conception
Year of delivery
2019 - 22
Total budget
Per square meters

porte de Ninove
1000 Bruxelles

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