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.

The kitchen.

Recycling Square in Borgerhout


Site plan

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.

  • Design teamDirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Marie van Kerckhoven, Rutger Brouwers and Wolfram Winter
  • LocationAntwerp
  • Year2019 - 2020
  • ClientCity of Antwerp
  • PhotographyFilip Dujardin