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QUAYS OF THE RIVER SCHELDE, SINT ANDRIES EN ZUID (Antwerp, Belgium)

Firm LocationLisboa, Portugal
Project locationAntwerp (Belgium)
CompanyPROAP
Lead ArchitectJoão Nunes - PROAP
Design TeamIñaki Zoilo, Ana Margarida Henriques, Marta Palha, João Oliveira, Francisco Saraiva, Manuel Ferreira
ClientAG VESPA – De Vlaamse Waterweg nv – Water-Link in collaboration with Aquafin

The project is part of a masterplan that aimed to reconcile two seemingly incompatible agendas with one another. On the one hand, implementing a City on the River, whereby the quays act as a public space for the inner city that upholds the bond between river and city once more. On the other hand, following the guidelines in the Sigma Plan for protecting the city against the water flow by putting up a new uninterrupted dyke at the level of 9.25m TAW (Second General Water Level). The dyke divides the quay area into a dry city side and a submersible river side.