There is an increasing need for green space in public spaces. However, this is not possible in all places. There are places in the public space where you cannot get into the ground. That is also the case in the Chassépark in Breda. Below the surface is a parking garage. The residents wanted greenery in front of their doors and in the square. Due to the huge investment, the greening of the square is not yet feasible. It was therefore decided to make a pocket park. This is a combination of three planters made of corten steel with a tree and an integrated seating element. The tree is a Chionanthus Retusus, or Chinese Snowflake Tree. An exotic species that receives white flowers, can withstand the sun and is hardy.
The pocket park in Breda has been realized as part of the European project Cool Towns.