Oosterweel Link landscape plan

The Oosterweel Link is a complex and integrated inner-city infrastructure project in Antwerp. It involves extending the city’s R1 ring road by means of various tunnels and sunken sections. At the same time, the existing sections will be joined up by a new connection to the Linkeroever district which runs under the Albert Canal. Witteveen+Bos’s contribution to the project included working on the landscape integration and layout of this infrastructural urban intervention. The works were commissioned by Lantis.

Improving liveability

The various infrastructural modifications planned will significantly improve the city’s accessibility and liveability, as well as its traffic safety. Older parts of the city will be linked to one another in a qualitatively positive way. The public spaces above the new tunnels and along the sunken sections have been designed in such a way as to give the city of Antwerp a qualitative boost. This will result in new urban connections for slow traffic in spacious park areas designed for inner-city recreation.

Various specialists

Witteveen+Bos was intensively involved in developing the landscape layout plan for the outdoor areas above the tunnels and along the sunken sections. This plan was included in the environmental permit application. Specialists from various disciplines collaborated on the project, including experts in geotechnics, civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, traffic, ecology, and structural engineering.

Image credit: Lantis

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