Westerkade Parkkade | Rotterdam Netherlands | OKRA

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The vision for the city of Rotterdam is that it should be again the city engaging with the river Maas. The docks play an important role as a transitional area and recreational support. Recreation strengthens the relationship between city and water. In particular, the northern quays have been given a green and softer atmosphere, which reinforces the long line of the series of quays.

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Pier Head Public Realm | Liverpool UK | AECOM

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The successful regeneration of the 2.5 hectare area, which forms part of the city’s protected World Heritage Site, has involved a complete redesign of the public space and the construction of the first major urban canal extension in the UK in a generation. The drama of the new waterway threaded through the public space is accentuated by the flanking flights of steps which turn the waterway into a stage filled with activity.

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