Albert Park - Halle info

The historical Albert Park downtown Halle Belgium, is characterized by a rolling relief with an organic path structure, a species-rich tree scene, several monuments and diverse lines of sight.

The outdated park had been identified as a strategic project in the study ‘Landscape Park Halle’, also created by OMGEVING. The city therefore decided to start upgrading the Albert Park, in particular redesigning the paths and installing high-quality park furniture. In the design process, special attention was paid to the coordination with the city and various stakeholders to achieve a supported design proposal and final realization.

The design combines the historic revaluation of the park with the setting of a contemporary park. Park entrances are aligned with well-chosen seating areas where concrete strips are interspersed with a continuous path network in permeable semi-paving. This creates a strong but subdued material image throughout the park. At the entrances and crossings in the park, curved wooden benches have been placed with integrated lighting. The current green image has been retained and reinforced with lush green borders.

The renewed path structure, comfortable seating areas and upgraded greenery make the Albert Park future-proof with an enhanced park experience.

title Albert Park
location Halle, Belgium
client City council of Halle
contact person Björn D'Ours
status completed
period 2020 - 2022
budget € 440.000 excl. VAT
surface 1,2 ha
schedule renovation and restoration of path structure, entrance square, lighting and benches
tasks design, execution file, tender, site supervision
project team Dieter Beke, Kevin Favere, Koen Moelants, Steven Petit
project leader Steven Petit