Stramien wins the Prijs voor de Publieke Ruimte 2011 (Public Space Award 2011) for the urban redevelopment of the Main Square in Turnhout. The project comprises several canopies designed in collaboration with Ney & Partners.
During the Day of Public Space, Joke Schauvliege, Flemish minister for the Environment, Nature and Culture, presented the prestigious Public Space Awards 2011. Through this annual prize, Steunpunt Straten rewards public contracting authorities who address issues related to the public Space in a qualitative and sustainable manner.
The Public Space Awards consists of two categories: “built projects” and “proposed projects”. Stramien won the first prize in the “proposed projects” category for the urban redevelopment of the Main Square in Turnhout, comprising the canopies by Ney & Partners.
For the refurbishment of the Main Square, architectural office Stramien works with Ney & Partners for the design of the canopies. The function of the canopies is twofold. On the one hand, they are a scenographic instrument. The open parts allow roses to grow. On the other hand, they form bus shelters for De Lijn. The lighting for the public square is integrated in the columns supporting the canopies.
The canopies are executed from folded steel sheets with stiffeners. An evolutive pattern is laser cut into the steel to create 3 zones: pergola-transition-canopy. Each zone is 11m long.
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