Cromvlietpark The Hague – Coffee corner

  • Client:
    Gemeente Den Haag
  • Designer:
    Studio Barbara Vos

Coffee corner Molenwijk at Cromvlietpark

This coffee corner is a meeting point as well as an educational area. On different ways there will be shown where coffee comes from, how it begins growing as a plant, a tree, being harvested, roasted, milled or not, etc. There are a lot of coffee lovers in the neigbourhood, each with their own coffee culture. These cultures are part of the coffee corner. Together with the locals an object of old porselain thee cans and cups will be made. Residents of the neigbourhood can also participate in working in this coffee corner.

Studio Barbara Vos participated in designing parts of the new ‘Cromvlietpark, like the Coffee corner and the class room of the petting zoo for children.

Sant en Co
The Cromvlietplein in the Molenwijk located in The Hague is due for renewal. At first glance it is a great place in the neighborhood, with cows, allotments and playgrounds, which is used intensively. At the same time, the area looks gray, with many fences and wide stony sidewalks. Above all, the square is fully programmed to the brim and therefore inaccessible. The question that we have asked the people is: “where is the park?”. The purpose of constructing the Wijkpark Cromvlietplein is that it will work as a flywheel for the whole of Molenwijk. The renewal will create a stage for the neighborhood. Here activities and events can take place to strengthen social cohesion, ownership and employment (synergy). A neighborhood park conceived and built by and for residents and entrepreneurs from Laak. Participation is indispensable for this project.

Power of the park
We strengthen the power of the park by finding a new balance between multifunctional use of the park and delimited monofunctional greenery. The park is being transformed into a more scenic park. This is caused by a slightly accentuated landscape and a rich and varied planting, which increases biodiversity. The design of the park stimulates movement, activities and events that increase the social cohesion, the sense of we. The paths come together in the park heart; a space for meeting with room for holding a small event. The result is a multifunctional neighborhood park with a rural allure that works as a flywheel for further improving the neighborhood.

Source: Sant en Co.

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