Oudegracht 23 3511 AB Utrecht The Netherlands
Reconstruction of the Mechelen Melaan
Mechelen - selected
The Melaan has been excavated and newly landscaped in the old city centre of Mechelen. By bringing back water into the profile of the Melaan, this place is given back its logic, and has become attractive and liveable once more. Water has become the catalyst of this urban development. Multiple aims are served by an integral approach: archaeology, mobility on land and on water, a tourist axis and the renewed city centre all form essential aspects of the development. A route line and a water line express the assymetrical character of the place. A curved road trace delineates the scene, and the zone between the stream and the route over the Melaan is designed as a as a low quay to linger.