City stories Bocholt

Impulse for the urban landscape

Green Centre Bocholt

In order to increase the attractiveness of Bocholt's Fildeken-Rosenberg district, the city of Bocholt held an open space planning competition, which MOLA Landschaftsarchitekten won.

Harmonious integration

Their design "Trialogue: Nahmobilität_Freizeit_Naturerlebnis" gives the district new design, social and ecological impulses that integrate harmoniously and naturally into the existing urban landscape. The aim is to link the potentials of the district spatially and socially, to create interfaces and break down barriers.

Harmonious integration
Three open space building blocks

To this end, three interconnected open space components are being created: the Rosenberg green corridor, which has not yet been realised and is intended to represent an important urban open space axis in a north-south direction, the Grüne Mitte, a park-like green space with a generous lawn that is open to use, and a near-natural, extensive green space with flowering meadows and existing vegetation, which is also part of the Grüne Mitte. Together with the two courtyards of the comprehensive school and the Biemenhorst school, a 'trialogue' of diverse uses has been created. The project was realised within the framework of urban development funding, proportionally with funds from the federal government as well as the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Bocholt.

Three open space building blocks

Lingering and learning outdoors

The redesign was completed by an individual street furniture concept that invites people to linger and learn outdoors.

Modern ambience

Benches from the Römö series in various designs were placed in the parking areas and schoolyards. The frame made of hot-dip galvanised steel profiles in RAL 7030 has a seat made of PAG wood or tubular steel. With and without armrests and backrests, standing alone or in a row, as well as in combination with a waste bin or table (also from the Römö series) or also as a round bench, the seating elements offer the optimal solution for every environment and create a uniform, harmonious appearance. The matter-of-fact, restrained design creates a pleasant, modern ambience. Hot-dip galvanised tubular steel bench supports on the concrete bases of the plant beds complement the seating offer and the inviting character of the schoolyards.

Modern ambience
Meeting in the Green Centre

For the "neighbourhood meeting place" in the Grüne Mitte, several tables and benches stand next to each other in a long row. Also from the Römö series, the frame of the tables is made of hot-dip galvanised, colour-coated steel profiles and the table surface is made of PAG wood, uniform to the benches. Located in the north of the Grüne Mitte, in the transition to the school campus, the ensemble is also suitable outside of school hours as a central long neighbourhood square that invites communication with people from the district.

Meeting in the Green Centre

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Classic and functional design

There are also several bicycle leaning posts at various points in the redesigned areas. Also made of hot-dip galvanised steel, they are coated in RAL 7030 like the entire street furniture. The classic design of the bicycle leaners provides a secure hold due to their stable manufacture.

Litter bins from the 720 series blend harmoniously into the overall ambience thanks to their modern, simple and functional design. The round, extremely stable body ensures that the green spaces and the two schoolyards remain clean.

Photos: Hermann Pentermann