From the analysis we made, we noticed that the site is mainly composed of large parcels in which lie factories for the most part, and occasionally some housing. The morphology of the site is hence characterized by large introverted spaces that interact very poorly with the surrounding areas and the urban features nearby. Moreover, this spatial configuration limits the access to the river and the canal, which are two major assets of the city that could be exploited for its advantage.
Broek appears as an interesting terrain for developing strategies concerning the renovation of existing infrastructures for economical and upcycling uses in interaction with the public space throughout the use of water.
In order to do so, it is a priority to work out the accessibility and occupation of the existing lands, and, by using the water, set up a relationship between the landscape and the industry as an integral part of the city and its history. This would also generate an opportunity to create various activities along the banks and restore their identity and therefore the city’s identity.