Project

Highway Cap Detailed Design, Antwerp

As part of the Antwerp capping project which ORG curates and manages, ORG is also responsible for design development of one of six pieces: Lobroekdok. The site is currently dominated by large scale infrastructure and industry, separating neighborhoods and fragmenting the urban fabric. The capping project will remove these infrastructural barriers by creating a large central ecological area. Generous new pedestrian esplanades and bike paths run through this area and relink different parts of the city. This network is detached from the existing car infrastructure to offer a high quality, conflict-free environment. Where existing or newly planned infrastructure creates obstacles in this network, detailed designs are made to carefully adjust them to create long continuous connections. The proposed bike network is twofold: a high-speed bike highway on a regional scale, and a slow network on the local level. A new public transit hub is integrated in this new bike and pedestrian network, interconnecting all transportation modes: train, tram, waterbus and bike.

Location
Antwerp, Belgium

Client
Flanders Region

Year
2016 — 2018

Type
Design Development

Area
km2

Program
public, landscape, infrastructure

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Marcel Smets, Hendrik Bloem, Sanne Peeters, Nitay Lehrer, Milda Paceviciute, Heinrich Altenmueller, Michiel Duré, Arnout Sabbe, Rolf Van der Leeuw, Benoit Burquel, Chang Liu

Collaborators
ARUP, Common Ground, Antwerp (B), Erik De Waele, Botanical Expert (B)

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