A new central square for the city is a finishing flourish for its modernisation plans
Assen, the capital of Drenthe, has been slowly re-making itself over the last few years. The Drents Museum attracted more and more tourists (until the Coronavirus outbreak), and more and more people were visiting the city.
Now, a new central square is something of a finishing touch. The Asser Courant has today revealed an impression of the new square, which will feature ‘play hunnebedden’, and interactive fountain (that will be lit at night), and significant numbers of ‘green islands’ and a podium for events.
The construction of the renovated Koopmansplein in Assen will start after the construction industry re-opens, following the Coronavirus outbreak, says the Gemeente Assen.
Despite the outbreak, planning is still on track. “It cannot be ruled out that the current situation will still cause delays in the event that, for example, sewerage works cannot continue or suppliers cannot deliver on time”, says the Gemeente.
The municipality of Assen recently chose a final design by architects OKRA, with contractor Dusseldorp Infra, Sloop and Milieutechniek also involved. The design came out last June after an election among Assen residents with 40 percent of the votes as the winner. A total of 600 ideas came in.
Image via OKRA architects on Facebook.