Architecture can reduce overweight in the deprived area Tilburg-North in the Netherlands
This project strives for a healthy future for Tilburg-North, focusing on young people between 12 and 18 years, the next generation. The connection of the neighborhood with its surroundings will be restored. The project stimulates social interaction through various interventions spread throughout the existing park, centrally located in the neighborhood. The interventions stand out and give Tilburg-North the distinct identity that it lacks by engaging the public directly by supporting a wide range of activities. The project modestly adapts to the lifestyle of the users. It encourages young people to become physically active. In addition, the design responds to education, safety, and knowledge of healthy food for young people.