‘New Eco neigborhood at the border of Neerland Park’
2de place in Design and Build competition for zone B and D
Competition organized by AG VESPA, antwerps autonomous municipal company for real estate and urban projects.
The project of Matexi puts a lot of effort in a good water management, by creating green roofs, wadi’s, water recovery and water permeable pavements.
An important aspect here was the visible effect and change of public space when this system is in effect.
This way it not only contributes to the sustainability of the area, but also to one pleasant and educational living environment.
The green is arranged as a gradient of the more urban side to the Park of Eeden.
from a more mineral atmosphere, mowed grass and urban trees, to a rural living in the park with extensive greenery.
In this ecological neighborhood there is clearly opted for a car-free character.
The car can park under the northernmost block from where you have a lot of slow traffic routes like bike paths and footpaths.
Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium