|Play Landscape be-MINE
The team of Carve and Omgeving (design) and Krinkels (contractor) won the international competition to design an adventurous play-scape and landmark on a spoil tip in Beringen, Belgium, in January 2015. The adventure mountain is part of the touristic recreational project be-MINE that aims to breathe new life into the monumental coalmining site in Beringen, the largest industrial-archeological site in Flanders. The former mining city wanted to add a new function to the 60-meter-high rubble mountain and to redevelop the old industrial buildings into a cultural hotspot where its history could be experienced in a playful way.
The spectacular scale of this site – both in terms of the height of the spoil tip and its industrial heritage – is unique in the relatively flat surrounding landscape of Limburgian-Flanders. The intervention is a landmark on a large scale, but through its playful character it also reflects t