Unique appartements and office spaces, in Antwerp alongside the Albertcanal. Urban, but stil in the middle of nature

Michel Desvigne

Michel Desvigne is responsible for the landscape: Courtyards, terraces and walkways, Link with the Albert Canal, Stokerijstraat.  In this video he explains his vision on the project.  French spoken with English subtitles.

Michel Desvigne (born 1958, Montbéliard, France) is a botanist, geographer and landscape architect.

In 1986, he was laureate of the Concours de l'Académie de France in Rome (architecture section). In 2000, he received the medal of the French Académie d'Architecture, and in 2003 he was nominated for the Grand Prix de l'Urbanisme.

Michel Desvigne works together with top architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & De Meuron, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and Jean Nouvel. His designs include the Millennium Park in London, the countryside around the TGV station of Valence, Avignon and Marseilles, the siting of the high speed line between Valence and Marseilles, the parks surrounding the Centraal Museum Utrecht, a roof garden in Tokyo, the siting of the viaduct of Millau and the surroundings of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

  • Master planThe Kanaal Project will be a high quality urban complex
  • Stéphane BeelCreates the two landmarks of the site with the Silos and Tower
  • Bogdan & Van BroeckIntegrate housing and facilities in the middle area into harmonious and interwoven entities
  • Coussée & GorisGive Escher, the Pakhuizen, the Waterhuis and the artists’ studios a new meaning
  • Michel DesvigneIncreases the quality of life of the site with thoughtful landscaping