Edegem Town Square

International Design Competition

rankinfraser were shortlisted with Verne Architecten of Ghent to design a new square for the municipality of Edegem near Antwerp.

The space had to be flexible enough to accommodate a range of programmed events such as markets and festivals.  Also important was the role of the existing town hall which was to be extended into a Grand Cafe.

Our proposal was based on the concept of the 'field' and extended a simple surface over the entire square, using tree planting to define residential and commercial edges.  A subtle system of grass joints acted as a poetic reminder of the previous agrarian uses.

Client: Vlaamse Bouwmeester

Status: shortlisted competition entry



Edegem Town Square