jury recommendation for realization
partial realization 03/2012 in collaboration with studio basta, Kortrijk
lelijke plekjes ‚Ugly spots‘
After the demise of the rural tram system, the network is now being transformed into bicycle paths. In Rollegem, next to a youth centre, such a path was recently laid out. The following interventive project aims to refocus the site along the theme of station; of meeting, coming together, communicating and exchanging. A new wooden platform abstractly re-enacts the situation of the former tram stop. The platform bonds the two asphalt surfaces that before were nonsensically separated into a station square. In incorporating the streetlights and opening the hedges around the youth centre a cohesive context is created from the pre-existing elements.