Welcome in the Flax Garden

Urban planning

City garden and compact housing block

By building more compact inside the building block adjacent to the central square of Kuurne, our proposal creates space to design a new space that completes the public network in the core of the village. The new ‘Flax garden’ becomes a high quality public space, the green counterpart of the church square. With the realization of this new space a logic and accessible route appears in the center of the village. The garden is a meeting point, the adjacent new housing development profits from the new green space. The new village garden could be considered as a little part of the Vlaspark in the center of the community. “Welcome in the Flax Garden!”

1st place competition 2015


Kuurne, Belgium

SHM Eigen Gift – Eigen Hulp