Vlissingen Harbour 

Previously, Bellamy Park was a harbour with wharves and enclosed by beautiful facades. When the harbour was filled, the space felt out of proportion and became dominated by cars and parking as occurs in many cities. The scarce green on the square was run down, leaving the space poorly used.

City square with its own identity

In OKRA’s plan, the aim was to bring back balance within the square, reduce vehicle movement, and create a space that caters to urban facilities while simultaneously retaining historical value and spatial quality. The elongated square is a transition space from a large square, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, to a more intimate flowering park.

A busy and peaceful square

Movable furniture and planting boxes have been designed for the park, creating a flexible space that provides plenty of seating and places to relax. The edges of the square have been given a new profile, paying attention to and responding to the requirements of the surrounding cafes and restaurants. This can be seen in the design of the terraces, which can be expanded when required. The café and restaurant owners acknowledge that the square has very much improved.