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 is located along the axis of the new master plan.
The recycling square has a recognizable façade for both visitors and people passing by.
Both the reception and the dining area have large corner windows with a view over the square and the visitors.
The enfilade of concrete columns connects the dining area with the reception.
The materialization of the building is inspired by the industrial environment: terracotta blocks, concrete plywood, pegboard and galvanized metal.
Recycling Square in Luchtbal
- Design teamDirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Reinaart van der Sloten, Wolfram Winter, Brecht Cassiers & Bram Van den Brande
- Year2016 - 2019
- PhotographyFilip Dujardin