Leopold De Wael Square Antwerp, Belgium, 2001
City of Antwerp
Leopold De Waelplaats, 2018 Antwerp
1997 - 2001
Robbrecht en Daem architecten
in collaboration with Marie-José Van Hee
BAS Dirk Jaspaert
The design for the square reconciles two aspects: on the one hand the heavy traffic is dealt with by two roundabouts, one at each end, and on the other a public forecourt is laid out for the Museum of Fine Art. Several works of art have been installed on the square: recovered fragments of the Loos monument by Auguste Rodin, a bench designed by Ann Demeulemeester and a fountain by Christina Iglesias, which forms the heart of the forecourt, gives the place depth and imposes a temporal rhythm.