Ryckaertsplein
1999-2007, Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium

The renovation of the station area at the edge of the city of Antwerp brought back a coherent relationship between the 2 ha square and the infrastructure surrounding it. Instead of just being a traditional station square, a place for passing through, West 8 sought to achieve a constantly changing perspective effect in a garden for the passers-by. Freeform patterns of natural stone, gravel and 80cm high, evergreen hedges create a silent inward turning world interacting with the busy travellers; It is defining arbitrary routes through the station square.

client
City of Antwerp
team
Adriaan Geuze, Maarten van de Voorde, Anna Little, Eve B. Robidoux, Justus Slaakweg, Pieter Rabijns, Tyler Meyr