The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

North America

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Historical ‘rei’ uncovered at ‘t Zand Square, Bruges

While construction work on one of Bruges’ biggest squares is still underway, part of a historical ‘rei’ has already been revealed to the public. The canal has been uncovered and is now accessible through a series of steps and a wooden boardwalk, adding a new public attraction to the city and creating an inviting space for people to sit down, relax and enjoy the view.

The remaining parts of ‘t Zand, or the ‘Square of 150 Lindens’ as it was christened in the winning competition entry in 2015, are scheduled for completion in 2018. The plan by West 8 + Snoeck & Partners maximizes available space for a multitude of uses. It strikes a balance between intimacy and attractiveness on one hand and the demands of a premier event plaza on the other.