Marketsquare and central area Papendrecht
Bureau B+B fused the fragmented center of Papendrecht together with a new, superior public space.
An element of Papendrechts central area was replaced by a shopping center that consists of a parking garage, multiple shops and new apartments. There are height differences due to the historical dike, that have created an incoherent collection of different architectural styles. Given this obstacle, Bureau B+B designed the public space that knits the entire center together.
The cohesive design is subdued and brings identity and unity to the center. Brick pavement and natural stone give a a timeless quality to the public space, while the details and the street furniture add a contemporary twist.
The market square is the central meeting point of Papendrecht. The large, open space is softened by adding trees, planters and a stage. In the brick pavement, natural stone lines are laid out, which refer to the river landscape that brought the town to life.
photography: Erwin van Amstel
- Location: Markt, Papendrecht, Netherlands
- constructed: 2008 - 2016
- Client: Municipality of Papendrecht
- Area: 30.000m2