Originated in Roman times, the village of Cuijk can look back at a long history on the Meuse river. Until the fifties of the twentieth century, Cuijk was located directly at the water front, merely protected against high water by a wall. In the fifties a dike was constructed which consequently forced buildings at the Meuse to give way. A main road on top of the dike further cut of the river from the centre of the village. A huge barrier between the village centre and the river with its scenery was the result. Buro Lubbers designed a stunning intervention that reconnects both locations. The new embankment has become a pleasant public space where people can meet and events can take place.