The area had been closed to the public and served as a site for the repair and maintenance of trains, but over the next 10 years the area will undergo a major development. In the future, the area will be a vibrant part of the city with a park, a school, a cultural institution, apartments, and businesses.
An ambitious process of co-creation has involved a wide variety of local partners in opening the area, using culture as a driver.
The collaboration has turned the usual top-down approach to urban development upside down and has built up capacity and relationships in the public sphere, the private sphere, and civil society.
Local partners have organized themselves and are now influencing the development. This means that there is now a locally-rooted collaboration around the development of the area that involves local partners and builds up the future of this part of the city around the people who live there.