Oostende Beach Walk
Architects: Itch Studio, Sophie Agata Ambroise
Client: Ostend Municipality
Status: Competition (2016)
Location: Ostend, Belgium
Coordinates: 51.229399, 2.906456
Climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate
Material: Undefined
Environment: Seaside
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: Extralarge
Types: Masterplan, Public space, Waterfront

The project defines the relationship between the city of Ostende and the sea.

Rather than focusing solely on the coast line which divides the inland sea, the project emphasizes the concept of «surface.» A network / mesh characterized by precise and linear elements (such as bike paths, walking, lighting systems, green rows, piers, etc) dropped above the city structure. This action is able to recreate those connections between sea and hinterland lost because of the urban development during the second half of 9th century

As a kind of «surgery» intervention the project was developed just in some trigger points of the city to give a consistency and a structure able to restore identity to the entire territoy.

Competition: Oostende Beach Walk | Team: Giulia Castelli, Marco Corazza, Alessandro Mingolo, Daniele Torresin, Sophie Agata Ambroise, Alessandro Pederzani | Consultant: Anastasi&Partners | Post date: 06/12/2016 | Views: 4.760