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masterplan in Sint-Niklaas. B
preliminary and definitive project
date: ongoing
client: Beernaert’s W. bvba / Immob. JPO N.V.
quantitative data: 46,000 m2
with Goossens&Bauwens, Irtas (engineering)
piano di quartiere a Sint-Niklaas  
The neighbourhood plan area is comprised in a block enclosed behind three residential streets. The neighbourhood only has one access road, so that the residential character of the area is enhanced and heavy traffic is avoided. Despite the irregular shape of the site, one diagonal road and two side streets for the exclusive use of residents is considered sufficient. The division of the road into two different street types regulates such aspects as visitors' parking lots, waste collection and the pedestrian character of the neighbourhood in general. The street area is minimized to give predominance to the pedestrian public space. The detached houses are located along the margins to benefit of the great natural value of the site; the semi-detached houses are located in the centre, where a public garden and a small pond are within easy reach.