BICYCLE PAVILION – Leuven
Given the location of the bicycle pavilion on an important approach road to Leuven, and at the entrance of the Imec tower, the project attempts to translate an infrastructural programme to a simple architecture that fits in with its surroundings and with the Imec campus itself. Conceived as a walled garden, the pavilion is characterised by three unambiguous elements; the wall, the roof & the landscape inside. The prefabricated concrete wall defines the perimeter of the garden as well as the two separated accesses for pedestrians and bicycles. Perforations in the concrete wall allow glimpses from both inside and outside. While the bicycle parking spots are integrated to the garden as much as possible, the light roof structure composed with folded metal sheets gives a necessary protection from the weather for bicycles. The rainwater collected from the roof is stored in the pond of the garden and used to irrigate the garden plants.
2 400 m2
OpenAir, UTIL Struktuurstudies, Jeroen Provoost
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Jan Lenaerts, Shinji Terada, Ivana Cobejova, Thomas Mertens, Leander Venlet