KAAI District brings light to the water.
In between the railway station area and the Dender in Aalst, a new city quarter paying attention to smart mobility is under construction: KAAI District. Jan De Nul Group and BesixRED are jointly responsible for realising a low-traffic and green city quarter in which it is good to live, work, shop and relax.
A vibrant new city quarter is under construction
Development project ‘KAAI District’ in Aalst brings together the best of both worlds.
The bustling city centre and the serene, peaceful character of the river embrace one another in a refreshingly new and green district, the grand finale of the sustainable redevelopment of the whole area. Soon, this new district will offer a mixture of homes and facilities, a rooftop park, a bicycle bridge and a lively square with promenade. A new highlight in the city, on the banks of the Dender.
Numerous aspects of such a comprehensive area redevelopment project (including opening up the area and integrating it within the wider (railway station) environment) require an integrated approach with a close coordination between all public and private stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is a crucial element.
Sustainable mobility hub
KAAI District aims to set the standard for sustainable mobility.
The future residents and office workers will benefit from the ideal location of Aalst along the E40 highway but above all from a direct railway link with all major cities in Flanders. The train will bring them in no time to Gent, Brussels or Antwerp. Also the site itself is easily accessible on foot or by bicycle, bus or car. Furthermore, the local administration of Aalst has concrete plans for building a bicycle bridge over the Dender in the immediate vicinity of the project area.
To live and to work
You wake up, take a shower and off you go. You pick up a salad for lunch in the local shop around the corner, then take the train or hop on your bike to be at your work in no time. Great! Living or working here means no more traffic jams and having heaps of time every day for everyone who is close to you and for everything you enjoy doing. A place where you can find peace and quiet in a world that is always in motion. In short, less commuting, more leisure time and a higher quality of life.
Living the life. Connectivity and proximity
KAAI District stands for connectivity and proximity. You meet new people on a quiet and cleverly designed site, a stone's throw from shops, supermarkets and schools. In the roof park of the residential block, you can enjoy a picnic with neighbours or friends, the sun, nature and a magnificent view of the city and the water. A New York feeling as it were but then on the banks of the Dender. An oasis in midtown Aalst, with the world at your feet.