Parklandscape Zendersche Esch

Borne and Hengelo have grown together and this is also happening with Hengelo and Enschede. The Municipality of Borne therefore wants to develop the Zendersche Esch into a landscape park.

Location

Tussen Borne en Almelo

Principal

Gemeente Borne

Partners

Arcadis regio Oost

Surface Area

560 ha

Design Year

2004-2005

Implementation

2006-

The Zendersche Esch lies between Borne and Almelo. It is the last adjoining piece of rural area which links the natural and ecologically valuable areas to the northeast and southwest of the Network city Twente with each other. Borne and Hengelo have grown together and this is also happening with Hengelo and Enschede. The Municipality of Borne therefore wants to develop the Zendersche Esch into a landscape park.

We have developed a concept in which space is created for the landscape park and the existing functions. We achieve a maximum effect with minimum means by ‘spanning’ the landscape park across the entire area. Instead of developing 100% of a relatively small area, the choice was made to span a network of plants, public spaces and paths across the entire area. Hence a maximum effect is achieved with as few means as possible. The design for the Zendersche Esch landscape park implements a network of public spaces in the area, whereby visitors can stroll, cycle and stay in the area, while the farmers can carry on with their farming.

The purpose of the implementation plan is the guaranteeing of a qualitatively high-grade and sustainable layout of the entire area around the Zendersche Esch, in which especially the functions of agriculture, recreation & tourism, ecology and cultural history play a central role, whereby the area becomes more resistant against undesirable spatial developments such as urban expansions, and it’s given a greater recreative meaning for residents from the towns and cities in the vicinity.

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