Throughout history, the area along the canal in Hasselt has changed from an industrial zone to a residential environment. The many large-scale developments are at odds with the neighbourhood character of the Heilig-Hart neighbourhood behind it and cause a commotion.
After the iconic Gelatine factory site was sold, Endeavour worked with OMGEVING to draw up an ambition framework in dialogue with the developers, the city and the neighbourhood. This served as a briefing for the designers so that they take local needs into account.
In order to arrive at supported ambitions, we conducted interviews, a walk with local residents, thematic work sessions and public events. The briefing of the designers was the final element and also the call for further involvement in the design process.