MediaMetro, longitudinal section ~ An information distribution point joins forces with a never used tube station as an underground sociocultural hybrid.
MediaMetro exploded view
MediaMetro Antwerp prognosed growth of Antwerp with new radials and crossing points
MediaMetro cross section ~ Each inhabitant of Borgerhout then has access to knowledge, information, urban goods, places to work and to debate, but also a place to relax and escape the pressures of city life.
BiblioTube cross section ~ The BiblioTube contains a library, doubles as a transfer zone and serves as the axis connecting the MediaCube, the Sharing Market, the tube platform and the street. Here books are borrowed, shared, sold and celebrated.
MediaCube cross section ~ The Media Cube operates as a maelstrom of media, people and light, its glass dome a window on the world today.
MediaMetro street elevation ~ An entrance on the street introduces visitors to an subterranean world. The stair guides them round the Media Cube to the Biblio Tube in what used to be the underground ticket hall.
Mediametro | Reusing the Metro
Old Values - New Standards
In the heart of Borgerhout, a part of Antwerp, beneath the traffic of Turnhoutsebaan, is MediaMetro. An information distribution point joins forces with a never used tube station as an underground sociocultural hybrid. It reuses and transforms an unused lot in a poor though vibrant neighbourhood that unites the inhabitants of Borgerhout living inside the Antwerp Ring Road (Intramuros) with those living outside it (Extramuros).
*nomitated Archiprix Nl 2014
*nominated Archiprix INT 2015