The Catharina Amalia Park in Apeldoorn is “conquered by greenery.” The infrastructure has been reduced and the planting maximised, resulting in a green park. The park recreates the image of the Veluwe stream that formerly ran through the city. Not only is Apeldoorn a city park richer but also a crucial and prominent link in the stream system has been strengthened. Catharina Amalia Park is a precedent for other cities, showing that the combination of the underground car park with a water park can transform a negative urban space into a meaningful place.
The nominees will present their plans on the first day of the National Congress Public Space on the 5th of November in Almere. The winner will be announced on the second day of the conference, on the 10th of December in Nijmegen, by, the award organiser, the magazine Stedelijk Interieur.