Hogekampplein Twente University
The square itself consists of an open space with a blue tribune of 2.7 meters on both ends. The square is a 3300 m2 free space for students, designed to gather, play sports and organize events. The two blue tribunes make it possible to sit and have an overview of the square, but also to study or play sports. Plants have been included in the two outer sides of the stands. The blue color is reflected in the balustrades of the Hogekamp.
The square and diagonal are set in the middle of a series of lushly planted gardens, meant for quiet sitting. The gardens are organized in a grid and feature informal paths, ponds, and benches. The gardens are also useful as a habitat for insects and are therefore abundantly planted with 8,850 m2 of perennials and 130 new trees.
On the other side of the Hogekamp building, a parking lot has been designed and built with 245 parking spaces. The car park, located at the entrance of the Hogekamp, is also lushly planted with trees and perennials in the species composition that fits within the wooded environment. The planting of the edges of the car park connects to the forest.
The water garden circulates and filtrates water from the large pond