Sand Catcher

ANTWERP, 2017

 

CONVERSION OF AN INFRASTRUCTURAL ELEMENT INTO A LANDSCAPE TREASURE

A Sand catcher Schijntje is being realized as part of the adaptations on the river Groot Schijn between Turnhoutsepoort N12 and Schijnpoort N120, which has to be integrated into a much larger project, the Oosterweel connection of Antwerp. With the new course of the river, a new river water pumping station and sand trap need to be realized. As a spearhead, the sand catch has the "water experience" for the environment and its users. Both the water and the embankment are made with tough concrete elements that make paths and places. The appearance of the sand trap is a man-made approach in contrast to natural interventions.

client

VMM (Vlaamse Milieu Maatschappij) & City of Antwerp

country

Belgium

city

Antwerp

partner in charge

Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra

team leader

René Sangers, René Heijne

team

Aleksandar Hrib, Valentina Chiappa Nunez, Paula Ramos, Federica Padovani

collaborators

Karres+Brands




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