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Another great bldg from bicycledutch
Originally posted on BICYCLE DUTCH:
People walking and cycling dominate Visstraat in the historic city centre of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Until the late 1990s this was an ordinary street designed for motor traffic, but since then it has become one of the very few examples of ‘Shared Space’ in the Netherlands (that I know of) that does seem to work.
Visstraat and the adjacent Vismarkt (Fish Street and Fish Market) are exactly what they are called: the former Fish Market of the city which was conveniently located near the former port. It is a street but it has the feeling of a square. So that’s how the area was redesigned by Spanish architect Beth Gali. She was commissioned by the city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch to redevelop a lot of the public space in the city centre. In 1993 the city had adopted a plan ‘The Inner City Outside’ (De Binnenstad Buiten) with a focus on the design and…
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