Aalst (BE) - Winner
a Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Team Representative: Pedro Pitarch Alonso (ES) – architect
"Instead of defining a rigid formal masterplan for the whole site, the project embraces time as an architectural tool.
The project for Tragel Zuid is the first step of a wider strategical activation that involves the whole De Kaaien area and the riverbanks of the Dender.
Tragel Zuid will act as a Urban Prototype, serving as a testing ground from where to define a urban model where the dichotomies between work vs. life, and nature vs. urbanity are no longer so rigid, but blurred into intermediate states where leisure and labor overlap in time within the same spaces, contexts and atmospheres. "