Cogels Park

Schoten, Belgium

1977 - 1978

Project details

The 1978 Cogels Park design was for a public park in Schoten that was once a garden that disappeared during the war.  Pyramids of boulders and ivy form a geometrically built web that is spread out across the whole park.

They contrast with the crooked and organic establishment of paths, groups of shrubs, trees, ponds and grassy areas.  An amalgamation of fencing, compact passageways and openness lent it the same properties as a private garden.

This was the primary goal at the start: high density housing zones are in the neighbourhood.  A rich diversity of shrubs, old trees and compact plants in the border created an unusual oasis of peace in the heart of the park.