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Bad Vilbel climate park

We experience more and more wet periods in The Netherlands. But in Bad Vilbelpark, which was regularly plagued by flooding, people now keep their feet dry!

Every storm blew down trees and flooded paths and adjacent gardens. Smartland therefore designed Bad Vilbelpark as a climate park - a green lung that contributes to keeping our cities liveable in a changing climate. The design focused on strengthening the water system with additional water courses in the lower parts and better water drainage via ditches. Ecological banks have been constructed where possible and a fish ladder has been included so that fish from the bordering lakes can spawn in the park. The water retention capacity and biodiversity have increased enormously as a result.

Traditional park functions have also been boosted. New paths and play and sports areas turn the park into a real destination, and the cleanup of trees has made it more beautiful and safer. Visitors meet here for a stroll, come to fish at the wide waterways or try to spot the kingfisher.

Location: Huizen, NL

Type: Park and public space design

Surface: 10 ha

Status: Realised 2021

Client: Huizen municipality

Team: Smartland

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