Time Path

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Time Path is de inzending voor de ontwerpwedstrijd ‘the city of Ostend calls urban designers to the beach’ die door de stad Oostende begin 2016 werd georganiseerd. In de wedstrijd werd er gevraagd om na te denken over een innovatieve infrastructuur en beeldkwaliteit die overeenstemt met een hedendaagse kustbeleving buiten het klassieke toeristisch seizoen.

Dit was ons antwoord:

Our ambition with the ‘Time Path’ is to get into the spirit of Leopold II on the one hand by highlighting important sights on the city or draw attention to majestic buildings. On the other hand we complete the Green Ribbon as a continuous route. For this we create a toolbox of different kinds of paths situated at the beach. These paths we call the ‘gradient path’ where a wide variety of context, feelings and vista’s will pass by.

Another structuring entity that forms the coastal line of Ostend are the apartment buildings. Especially the shadows they cast during daytime, are a major factor on how the environment of the boulevards feels like. Both in temperature, light and subjective manners of the users. In our design we will work with these shadows. We also work with the concept of ‘giving back what is taken during daytime’. At different points within our pathways we create ‘view points’. At these viewpoints we create a beacon of light that high- lights this area during night. Since days are short midwinter, we can fully benefit of this.

Deze inzending is een samenwerking tussen Buro Boris, Jasmien Smets en Quiryn Kaasschieter.

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 the city of Ostend calls urban designers to the beach

Time Path