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First mile Park Pergola Máxima Park Utrecht completed

The first phase construction of a 900 meter pergola structure is completed. This 6 meter high transparent barrier surrounding the Binnenhof, which is one of the 6 important elements of the Máximapark, is currently bare, but soon it will be covered with native plants, climbers, ornamental and many other types of vegetation.

The structure of the pergola is inspired by honeycomb elements; planters and nest boxes will be placed in pergola to offer vegetation and various animals places for shelter and for nesting. These spaces have been designed in close collaboration with ecologists. In this way the pergola gives nature more space to grow and brings nature within reach of the park visitors. Besides the making of planters is a way for citizen’s participation. The idea is that local stakeholders such as residents, school classes or natural associations can help taking care of their ‘own planter which will eventually become an ecological supplement to the Binnenhof.


900米長的涼棚結構工程已建設完成。這6米高的透明結構阻隔周邊的 「Binnenhof」(內園區),這是麥克西瑪公園的重要元素之一。雖然目前是光禿禿的,但很快他們將被原生植物與觀賞植物等多種類型的植皮物覆蓋。

涼棚結構的靈感來自蜂窩的元素,花盆和築巢巢箱將被放置在涼棚,提供植被和各種動物的棲息地。與生態學家密切合作設計這些空間。這樣的涼棚提供自然的成長空間,為公園的遊客帶來自然。此外花盆製作是公民參與的一種方式。我們的想法是,當地利益相關者如居民,學校各班級或各自然協會可以幫助照顧他們 “自己” 的種植花盆。最終 「Binnenhof」(內園區) 將成為一個公民參與的生態計劃。