Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò

Architecture | Urbanism | Landscape

Grote Markt in Kortrijk



city of Kortrijk

program: public space
date: 1995-1999 realized



a project to the surface
The project strategy for the squar is very simple : remove parking spaces, create and expand pedestrian areas required for the terraces of the hotel and catering and rearrange traffic. .
The 'Grote Markt' is a place where several streams converge : in the first place people , but also the different parts of the city with their different sizes and scales . Ancient and modern materials come together : granite along the side of the Begijnhof and asphalt along the edge of the modern city .
The design work on this idea of coming together : asphalt where cars drive , stone for the pedestrian area.
They clarify the geometry of the city and their horizontality brings the small differences in level of the ground surface to the top . Along this " blue stone " running lines of light that even at night the space readable.


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