1KM SLOW MILE SHARED SPACE
MAXWAN, in collaboration with Antea Group, won the international competition to redesign the primary shopping axis of the City of Mechelen, BE. It is one of the seven priority projects designated by the Flemish government to exemplify excellence in urban development in the coming years. It will be a three phase design and execution project, reconnecting central station and the main market square via an over 1km pedestrian boulevard.
The vision is to form a true central city axis, seamlessly integrating the various streets, knitting together the five major squares, and all the while maximizing space for green, water, bikes, and art. Pedestrian space is paramount, enlivening the shopping experience. The materials choice is envisioned to be simple, providing comfort and quality, allowing the users to be the highlight of the space.
It will be a place to live, play, shop and stroll. This city gateway will reconnect Mechelen with its rich history and fulfill its ambition of becoming the most significant shopping boulevard in Flanders.
reconstruction of a shopping street
City of Mechelen
partner in charge
Rients Dijkstra, Hiroki Matsuura
Rene Sangers, Olivier Vet
Artur Borejszo, Aleksandar Hrib, Veronika Kommova, Nobuki Ogasahara, Ignas Uogintas
ANTWERP – sep '15
Strategic vision, masterplan and landscape design for Antwerp Expo within the Culture Park
ROTTERDAM – jan '08
Supervision and masterplan for the area around Rotterdam Central Station.
MOSCOW – jan '06
A New Town for 320'000 residents South-West of Moscow
LONDON – jan '09
Urban Master plan and supervision for a new town of 11'000 houses at the river Thames in London
ROTTERDAM – jan '03
Design for an exhibition of Dutch fashion, industrial- and graphics design,
architecture and photography at the NAi
KIEV – jan '08
How to build 2000 new houses while preserving the natural beauty of the site.