In 2006 the province of West Brabant, the municipality of Aarschot and the NMBS Holding held an international competition for a strategic master plan for the Aarschot train station area. OMGEVING won this design competition.
Through a limited number of structural and strategic interventions the project area (50 hectares) was transformed into a high quality, multifunctional transport hub, where special attention was paid to accessibility, the functioning of the platforms and the area’s relationship to the historic town center of Aarschot.
In 2007 the strategic master plan was selected to be subsidised by the Flemish government using the Urban Renewal Fund. Once the procedure was completed, OMGEVING was asked to perform the follow-up process which consists of drafting an additional layout plan, making an animated film and drafting a declaration of intent and cooperation agreements between the parties.