The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

North America

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Bringing Life back to a Station

Ryckaertsplein, Antwerpen-Berchem, BE

The renovation of the station area at the edge of the city of Antwerp brought back a coherent relationship between the square and the infrastructure surrounding it.

Instead of just being a traditional station square, a place for passing through, West 8 sought to achieve a constantly changing perspective effect in a garden for the passers-by. Freeform patterns of natural stone and gravel and 80cm-high evergreen hedges create a silent inward-turning world interacting with busy travellers, defining arbitrary routes through the station square.

City of Antwerp

© West 8