Harelbeke, Belgium

The project for the lock re-establishes the relationship between the canalised river and its historic trace. The dead arm was reconnected to create an island. At its far end a lower plaza has been constructed. A bench beneath two weeping willow trees allows new views on the lock, the river and the city.

Year: 2011 – 2020
Client: Consortium LeieLand
Architect: Zwarts & Jansma architects
Photographs: Michiel De Cleene