Burobol designed a park outside the river dike running along the Meuse. In the past The ‘Lage Loswal’ used to be a commercial wharf but it altered into a desolate car park when the wharf ran out of use. In the new design with large stairs as a place to stay, the city center of Venlo and river Meuse are connected again. Burobol linked the current water challenge to the city’s history by restoring the green ramparts which are back in duty as a line of defense, although against the rising water nowadays. Every winter the park is flooded under meters of high water, therefore it has to cope with fast currents and clashes. The project objectives included a water play area, moorings for river cruises and an event venue. With the green zones, steps for lounging and a stairway towards the water, Burobol created a place for various pursuits, constructed with materials which memorize the old harbor and historic structures. Today it’s a place to relax, stroll and organize events in direct connection with the old city center. The Lage Loswal has become a place for all residents and visitors of Venlo again.
Landscape Architecture: Burobol
Project location: Maaskade, Venlo, The Netherlands
Design year: 2017-2020
Year Built: 2021-2022
Photographer: LEEF Fotografie