VOGT wins city development competition in Mechelen, Belgium
In cooperation with Kairos and Mont-Real developers and the architects of POLO and ar-te, VOGT wins the competition for a redevelopment of the north-western part of the city of Mechelen, Belgium. The project site is located nearby the historical city centre, currently bordering on an industrial waterfront. Proposed landscape design is part of a new city neighbourhood and draws on the characteristics of the three landscape types surrounding the area - Mechelen’s urban fabric, site’s industrial heritage and its close proximity to the countryside. The design consists of a series of squares, the redesign of riverfront and dock edge, link to the newly proposed park, new pedestrian and traffic connections, as well as a residential courtyard and rooftop terrace overlooking the whole project area.