© Filip Dujardin

Canopy - Kiel

The Kielplein is the square at the Sint Bernardsesteenweg in front of the TIR shopping mall. A large arch like construction will give the Kiel neighbourhood its new identity.

The arch measures 92 x 13 m and its height varies from 12 m to 6 m. This light yet urban construction will become the beacon for the commercial crossroads between the TIR mall and the Abdijstraat. The fluent lines in this “porch” follow the main lines of the structure. They provide an intriguing and varied play of light on the porch and on the ground.
The arch itself is made of galvanised metal parts.

urban design

competition 1st prize
status completed - 2004
location Antwerp
surface 1.196 m²
client City of Antwerp
team Evert Crols, Erik Dewulf, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin