The slaughterhouse is at the centre of Slaughterhouse Square. This forms the heart of the area. A 400-metre-long pergola with an open linear gutter defines the square and establishes the connection with new housing behind it. The pergola feels like a colonnade; it makes the difference between private and public space readable and organises the urban space. Historic and new entrances pierce through the park-like green hem and tie the Slaughterhouse District to its surroundings.