The current surrounding of the railway station in Boom is problematically isolated from its city center and other important parts of town. In recent decades, big infrastructural projects such as the highway tunnel, have led to a fragmented urban tissue of post-industrial plots, production- and logistic sites and social housing. In our proposal for a strategic masterplan we take up the lineair structure of the tracks and transformed it into a park that offers new connection between the waterside and the station. Along this line, multiple small scale interventions, such as pedestrian bridges and community oriented programs, reconnect the fragmented areas with the city center and create high quality public spaces that form the backbone for the future development of the area. 


Client: Gemeente Boom, Provincie Antwerpen

Year: 2020

In Collaboration with: SWECO Belgium, Leidsman