Kortrijk

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FieldLab Kortrijk is situated at the redeveloped borders of the Leie river and includes several, dispersed locations. Activating the borders is the main goal of the FieldLab in Kortrijk and different target groups will be addressed.

Students, aged 16-25, are a first target group. Kortrijk is hoping to offer these youngsters a changing environment with various sports and possibilities. In a first phase, the square in front of the new faculty building Digital Arts and Entertainment of Howest University will be redeveloped. Another location in this first phase is a basketball cage at the river quay. As a result of the ProFit Innovation competition 2012 a concept with LED-lights will be installed to provide this cage with interactive features in order to motivate students and others to be active in and around this location.

Future developments are planned in relation to spaces under the seven bridges along the river in the inner city and the other side of the city center. Near the biggest college of Kortrijk and Buda Beach, children and younger students, aged 10-18, are the main target group. Several possibilities will be considered in order to create an active environment for inhabitants and the occasional passerby.