Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò

Architecture | Urbanism | Landscape

station - Grote Markt area in Mechelen - international competition



city of Mechelen

program: public space
date: 2012



The character of the our proposal is to conceive the axs and the squares between the GroteMarkt and the Station as a unique surface that extends the one on the GroteMarkt in mosaikkeien.  This simple treatment  can be complexified when  the main line of the Bruul meets other spaces and other urban themes. Several episodes are enchained in an impressive sequence.
Our proposal is to privilege simplicity of design and a minimalistic selection of elements and materials. We think that stronger urban spaces are the simplest, also because they remain flexible.
- a living canal
- gardens and courtyards, the thickness of the axis
- a new passage towards the Botanical garden
- neoclassical and contemporary
- at the end the Bruul the station square concludes the sequence.



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