Antwerpen Schijnpoort

This is the initial collaborative research and design project to develop a multimodal transport hub. The process included consulting sessions with the public (citizen movements) and different experts from all fields in scrum sessions to address critical points from the former design by ORG and 51N4E.

The new design goals were fulfilled in agreement with all participants.

Key goals included the relocation of the connection road (Verbindingsweg) next to the water treatment plant and combining the borders into one cohesive area. The aim of connecting the space would create a wider park next to the neighborhood which can be extended above the motorway in a second phase. The work also opened the park to the neighborhood through defined interventions, creating a continuity of the Ringpark through a Berm landscape and a new bike bridge spanning Schijnpoortweg.

Scrum sessions
Scrum sessions

The area also needed to be redefined to connect to the nearby Sportpaleis, taking into account its various function and visitor flows, and to integrate the existing square with the new and adjacent Antwerp Ring Cap developments.

Actors in the Scrum session:

Lantis, stad Antwerpen, De Lijn, Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer, Citizen movement Ringland, Ademloos & StRaten-generaal, S Team Intendant, Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken, Sportpaleis and different neighborhood committees from the Schijnverbond.

Project process diagram

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Year

2019

Area

1,6 km2

Program

Public Space, Transportation, Infrastructure, Landscape

Collaborators

Common Ground, TRACTEBEL – Engie

Mission ORG

Urbanism, Feasibility study

Team

Marcel Smets, Alexander D’Hooghe, Tim Peeters, Sanne Peeters, Heinrich Altenmueller, Jelle Potters, Britt Van Rompaey, Milda Paceviciute

Clients

City of Antwerp, Lantis (BAM)

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