Westergasfabriek Cultural Park

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    View of Park
Related people
Karthryn Gustafson (landscape architect)
Arup Associates (engineer)
Neil Porter (architect)
Mecanoo Architects (architect)
Europe->Netherlands->North Holland->Amsterdam
Westergasfabriek Cultural Park is a former gas plant transformed into a public park and a cultural center. The buildings are converted into government offices, largest gasometer was left standing and the other two gasometers were converted into aquatic garden and lily pond respectively.
"The design intends to demonstrate transformations in the relationship between humans and nature over the last century." - (Bokern, 2006, p.28)

Keywords: Bodies of water, parks, reclaimed landscapes, mater planning.
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Bokern, A. 2006. Westergasfabriek Cultural Park. The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. 56, 28-33.