The new Antwerp recycling parks were conceived as moments of clarity around the periphery of the city. Each facility is designed as a recycling square with low-level skips arranged beneath elevated visitor plateaus. In addition to a reception building and a canopied sorting area, the third element is a signalling mast for each container. The combination of building, canopy and masts clearly define the square as an urban space. Expressive, industrial materials establish a workmanlike common denominator for these three key components. Rapid building blocks, grey concrete, pine planks and galvanised steel form the building blocks of the park in a playful way. Monochrome accents emphasise the clarity of the composition.
The recycling park has a linear set-up.
The building can be closed off with a sliding aluminum wall.
The flagpoles are conceived as a long steel frame, between which numbers are stretched.
Two windows provide a good view over the square and the visitors.
The interior: green fiberboard, natural plywood and white-painted plasterboard, whereby the structure is sometimes visible and sometimes hidden.
An enfilade of rooms connects the reception with the dining area.
Recycling Square in Borgerhout
- Design teamDirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Marie van Kerckhoven, Rutger Brouwers and Wolfram Winter
- Year2019 - 2020
- ClientCity of Antwerp
- PhotographyFilip Dujardin