The plans for the redevelopment of Schuttershofstraat, the well-known Antwerp shopping street, have been approved. It will be transformed into a shopping area, so that pedestrians can use the full width. The Antwerp district wants to start work in the spring of 2023.
The redevelopment provides high-quality greenery, more living space and the expansion of the car-free area in the city center. The Schuttershofstraat will be a car-free shopping street to connect it to the pedestrian zone of, among others, the Meir and the Wapper. For this purpose, there will be a disappearing pole installation at the beginning of the street (Komedieplaats side). There are no more parking spaces.
The choice of material for the redevelopment is geared to the neighboring streets and future projects adjacent to Schuttershofstraat. We work with granite in mosaic format. The street will have planting areas in Corten steel with an upstand, so that the underplanting that comes into it is protected. There will be two new large trees. The existing trees are moved to the new planting areas.