Uden’s Bevrijdingspark is an existing park transformed into an urban park. HOUTMAN+SANDER took care of the design as well as the project management. The position of the park was an important starting point. It is not an inward-looking green space, but it’s on route from the eastern quarters to the city centre of Uden. Large lime trees are found along this route: the ‘green heritage’ of the park was replanted and set to form a long avenue of limes.
“A lovely place to stay, in a large group during a sunny open air concert, but also on your own on a cloudy Sunday morning”
This avenue brings structure to the park and distinguishes the south side urban promenade from the north side straying route. On the straying route, you can bump into a lot of things: playing facilities, flower gardens, an open air classroom, intimate gardens, seasonal variation… It’s quite a contrast with the Lime tree Avenue and the big, cleanly cut stretches of grass, surrounded by hedges. This makes the Bevrijdingspark a lovely place to stay, in a large group during a sunny open air concert, but also on your own on a cloudy Sunday morning.