PARK BRIALMONT

ANTWERP, 2016

 

MASTERPLAN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR ANTWERP EXPO PARK BRIALMONT

Park Brialmont has a central position in the district of Berchem, but it also has a suburban
character: it lies on both sides of the ring road and the train, it is fragmented and it is surrounded by allotments gardens. To create a good neighborhood and a central park for the residents of Berchem, it must create a strong connection with its residents to enclose itself into their hearts.

This connection may result in a park that is clean, quite and safe, that attracts various target groups, and that creates possibilities to give an active role to the residents, by participating in the planning, construction, management, and organization of events. A physical condition is that the park is easily accessible, recognizable and has a good path structure that meets the needs of the users.

There can be no question of a heart as long as the connection between the two halves - the heart?s chambers - is not strong, and as a connecting element itself is not part of the Park.

There is a very attractive connection between the two halves of the Heart. This connection must be safe during day and night, suit very well to the surrounded city, to offer stay areas like sitting, waiting, and watching and above all to give multipoint access to existing and new paths and programs in the ventricles. The way to accomplish this is a smart renewal of the Berchem Bridge, to be carried out in phases.

program

Park, Public space, Pavilions, Pedestrian bridge, Community gardens

client

AG Vespa

country

Belgium

city

Antwerp

partner in charge

Rients Dijkstra

team leader

Aleksandar Hrib

team

Valentina Chiappa Nunez, Rene Heijne, Andrea Manente, Filippo Dozzi, Simone Tonetto, Giulia Sarah Bacci

collaborators

LOLA Landscape Architects




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