HUB Park+Ride Antwerp

Source: HUBPhotography: Jeroen Verrecht
Date: October 18, 2022

The design for the P+Rs around the city of Antwerp fulfils a number of objectives:

> Reduces the number of cars in the historic city centre through the provision of three parking buildings on the outskirts, with a combined capacity of approx. 4,000 cars.

> Facilitates an orderly and safe transition to public transport and soft traffic modes.

> Creates a fully-fledged and representative public infrastructure that, in addition to facilitating sustainable transfers, also functions as a gateway to both the city and the region

The design is characterised by:

> The supporting structure, which s also the architecture: columns, beams, floor slabs, and their meticulously detailed bearings, determine the image. There are no façades, only rhythm and articulation.

> The use of laminated wood beams. These reduce the amount of embedded CO2 and result in a greated free height, which in turn allows more daylight into the buildings and creates transparency.

> A tight plan structure in which centrally located, naturally arranged patios provide scale and reconisability

> Ultra-safe circulation routes in which pedestrians walk on the side of the façades and patios instead of on the roadway.

> Exceptional architectural elements, such as a concrete spiral staircase poured on site, provide orientation and a public appearance.

> The organisation of the ground floor allows for shared public use and broad programming.

> Three buildings that, despite always applying the same design principles, are specific and respond appropriately to the context in which they are located.

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