Antwerp Waterfront

Contracting company:
Municipality of Antwerp

Antwerp Waterfront - Belgium

Following to the victory in the competition set up by the Municipality of Antwerp, a Masterplan of the riverbank and the project for the first batch of the works against flooding and redevelopment of the waterfront have been carried out. This has involved approximately a 6 km stretch along the river Scheldt. The project, coordinated by the architect Joao Nunes, conceives the docks as a middle space between the city and the river, i.e. a sort of “decompression zone”. The future layout of the docks has mainly been based on the different conception of the protective barrages (fixed structures rather than mobile barrages), to avoid the frequent city floods.