The municipality of Venlo has asked OKRA landscape architects to create an attractive entrance from the NS railway station to the city centre. The reason is the relocation of Museum van Bommel van Dam to the city centre. OKRA is working on a redevelopment plan for the Museum Quarter where also the entrance to the Limburgs Museum is located.
With the redevelopment plan for the Museum Quarter, OKRA is fulfilling the city council’s wish to make the inner city of Venlo greener and climate-proof. Fewer cars, more greenery and less surfacing will improve the public space. Virtually all the trees will be preserved and supplemented for more biodiversity and shaded areas for more cooling during hot summer days. There will be several planting areas in which rainwater will be stored to provide trees with sufficient water and these will also serve as seating elements. The cluttered public space in front of the Parade will be arranged to create more space for events such as the finish of the annual Venloop marathon. The goal is to be ready in early 2021.