Temporary arts square - Antwerp (Berchem) info

The temporary design for the Hogeweg square in Berchem, also known as the Arts Square, kicks off the planned developments in the neighbourhood. Based on a building block study, the square will be finished off with a gate building and the west side will be provided with an additional extension. As a result, the square will have a new framework which will improve both the accessibility of the square and the connection to the surrounding buildings.

The Arts Square visualizes these planned developments and makes the site publicly accessible. Rows of wooden poles symbolize the future construction lines, overgrown wires refer to the gatehouse and the future public passage is represented by an elongated wooden staircase and slope. A tribune creates the opportunity to have an outdoor arts class for the adjacent Art Academy.

The square has been realized with a limited budget through a design & build assignment for a period of three to five years.

title temporary arts square
location Antwerp
client City of Antwerp
contact person Kenneth Willockx
status completed
period 2017-2018
budget € 100,000 excl. VAT
surface area 1,800 m²
schedule temporary square for three or five years
tasks design, technical detailing, site monitoring
team Bram Wyers, Koen Moelants, Luc Wallays, Tompy Hoedelmans, Wolf Rysbrack
project leader Tompy Hoedelmans
partnership Van Raak