Hogekampplein Twente University
An axis running diagonally across the square connects Hogekampplein with the campus over the Oude Drienerloweg. The pavement of the diagonal consists of durable cementless concrete tile. The diagonal is outfitted with movable concrete blocks, intended for sitting, exercising and learning. A number of the blocks have wooden railings and blue tables. The diagonal is ended by the Waterlab, a pavilion in which water is purified (to be built in 2021).
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