‘s-Hertogenbosch is a water city. The Bossche Stadsdelta is the place where the Dommel, Aa, Binnendieze and Zuid-Willemsvaart flow together in the Dieze, a ‘confluence’ as the French call it. Due to climate change, it is raining harder and more often. As a result, the Dieze is increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the regional water system through which a lot of water has to pass. The development of the Bossche Stadsdelta will solve this problem and increase water safety in the city and the region. It also offers the chance to create a healthy urban environment where people can live with the rising and reclining water.
“I am proud of the plan that is now on the table and pleased with the involvement of residents and professionals. This plan beautifully captures the potential of the area. We want to turn the Bossche Stadsdelta into an attractive and lively area that adds a new quality to ‘s-Hertogenbosch..”Mike van der Geld, Aldermen
WeLoveTheCity has long been involved in the Bossche Stadsdelta. In our plan for the new railway bridges, we already took into account the increasing importance of water in the city. And we go further.
In the area between the historic inner city and the railway bridges, there is room for a mixed urban area with 1,300 homes and 45,000 m2 of work & culture around a new water square that connects the 17th century citadel with the industrial heritage. The dynamics of the water inspire the programming and design of buildings and public space. ‘s-Hertogenbosch wants to show that a beautiful ancient city can also be young at heart. This calls for a new philosophy: permanent change, the Bossche Stadsdelta as a place where young life does not congeal but remains in motion. Just like water.