The E40 motorway is one of Brussels’ main access routes, penetrating the city as far as its middle ring road. The project’s aim is to enhance the image of the eastern entrance to the city by transforming it and integrating it into the urban fabric and landscape. Our vision is guided by two principles. On the one hand, the infrastructure’s dimension as a metropolitan monument has prompted us to exploit this “supersurface” as an extraordinary resource. On the other, the process of identifying the motorway’s intrinsic potential goes hand in hand with the will for a radical economy of means and the infrastructure’s recycling. As soon as the motorway and its mobility are transformed, the conditions of habitability also evolve. These new conditions involve rethinking the E40 as a genuinely public place accessible to all and reconfiguring its approaches. TVK develops the scenarisation of this project: a process that takes into account the temporal density of a territory, locating its occurrences and the potentially hazardous context at the core of the project’s elaboration.
Transformation of the E40 motorway and masterplan for the Brussels Parkway
BBP (Bureau Bruxellois de la Planification)
TVK (lead architects and urban designers), Karbon (associated architects and urban deisgners), OLM (landscape architects), EGIS (traffic and movement consultant), IDEA Consult (real estate development), ELIOTH (sustainability)
David Enon, Alessandro delli Ponti (project directors), Joffrey About, Gemma Mila, Simon Oudiette