Boom's station today looks rather desolate. Imagine a context, that is but a mere combination of infrastructural logics applied to flows and landuse. The inbetween zones compartimentalize the whole; from the platform, to the abandoned station hall, to a bus station with parking lots pushed against it, to the fences of the backyards of the houses. The municipality of Boom and the province of Antwerp wished to obtain a master plan for the renewal and redevelopment of this station area.
The site sits on top of an old river (the Molenbeek) and is squeezed by a highway and other traffic arteries. Remnants of a time when cities decided to bury the living environment that had made them possible in the first place: the water, the soil, the agriculture and the forests.Our proposal meant to intervene punctually by weaving the sometimes overwhelming infrastructure with smaller knots generated by these histories of urbanization.
Masterplan stationsomgeving Boom
Municipality of Boom, Province of Antwerp
List, ENDEAVOUR, TML, IDEACONSULT