Axel Vansteenkiste — Architecture
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019 — Société Nautique de Genève, 2021, competition entry.
006 — Kindergarten & Daycare, Tavannes, Switzerland, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
007 — Swiss Embassy Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
010 — Plaines-du-loup Subsidised Housing, Lausanne, 2019, competition entry.
023 — Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge, Lillestrøm, 2021, competition entry i.c.w. Niklas Nordström.

The proposal for a mass-timber bridge pragmatically reduces the design to its minimum components: 2 piers and 3 equal spans. The spans consist of 3 identical prefabricated mass-timber sections, their dimensions defined by fabrication and transport constraints, 2 run horizontal and one is sloped in order to negotiate the terrain. Zinc cladding protects the structural timber from the elements and blends its color with the surrounding. Two large concrete piers limit the number of supports in the sensitive adjacent wetland and simultaneously allow access to the waterfront and the river for summertime leisure and swimming. The staggered placement of the 3 spans on the piers creates two interruptions of the pedestrian flow on the bridge, allowing access to the piers, and perhaps a moment to stop and enjoy the view.
016 — OIKEN Offices and Warehouse, Sierre, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
016 — OIKEN Offices and Warehouse, Sierre, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
013 — Textile Museum Extension, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
017 — Uijeonbu Archeological Remnants Shelter and Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2020, 2 phase competition entry - 4th Prize i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten, Yeoyudang Architects, Kim Kookhwan Architects. Images by xaoscollective.
010 — Plaines-du-loup Subsidised Housing, Lausanne, 2019, competition entry.
010 — Plaines-du-loup Subsidised Housing, Lausanne, 2019, competition entry.
004 — Carport, Belgium, 2018, study.
013 — Textile Museum Extension, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
003 — One wall apartment, Belgium, 2018, ongoing.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.
005 — Semi-detached house renovation, Belgium, 2019, ongoing.
003 — One wall apartment, Belgium, 2018, ongoing.
013 — Textile Museum Extension, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.
007 — Swiss Embassy Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
023 — Community Center, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. Studio Oprea.
001 — Ceramic tray prototypes, paper & wood, 30x40cm, 2011.
001 — Ceramic tray prototypes, paper & wood, 30x40cm, 2011.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.
019 — Société Nautique de Genève, 2021, competition entry.
023 — Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge, Lillestrøm, 2021, competition entry i.c.w. Niklas Nordström.

The proposal for a mass-timber bridge pragmatically reduces the design to its minimum components: 2 piers and 3 equal spans. The spans consist of 3 identical prefabricated mass-timber sections, their dimensions defined by fabrication and transport constraints, 2 run horizontal and one is sloped in order to negotiate the terrain. Zinc cladding protects the structural timber from the elements and blends its color with the surrounding. Two large concrete piers limit the number of supports in the sensitive adjacent wetland and simultaneously allow access to the waterfront and the river for summertime leisure and swimming. The staggered placement of the 3 spans on the piers creates two interruptions of the pedestrian flow on the bridge, allowing access to the piers, and perhaps a moment to stop and enjoy the view.
007 — Swiss Embassy Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
005 — Semi-detached house renovation, Belgium, 2019, ongoing.
006 — Kindergarten & Daycare, Tavannes, Switzerland, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
016 — OIKEN Offices and Warehouse, Sierre, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
023 — Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge, Lillestrøm, 2021, competition entry i.c.w. Niklas Nordström.

The proposal for a mass-timber bridge pragmatically reduces the design to its minimum components: 2 piers and 3 equal spans. The spans consist of 3 identical prefabricated mass-timber sections, their dimensions defined by fabrication and transport constraints, 2 run horizontal and one is sloped in order to negotiate the terrain. Zinc cladding protects the structural timber from the elements and blends its color with the surrounding. Two large concrete piers limit the number of supports in the sensitive adjacent wetland and simultaneously allow access to the waterfront and the river for summertime leisure and swimming. The staggered placement of the 3 spans on the piers creates two interruptions of the pedestrian flow on the bridge, allowing access to the piers, and perhaps a moment to stop and enjoy the view.
013 — Textile Museum Extension, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2020, competition entry.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.
017 — Uijeonbu Archeological Remnants Shelter and Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2020, 2 phase competition entry - 4th Prize i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten, Yeoyudang Architects, Kim Kookhwan Architects. Images by xaoscollective.
019 — Société Nautique de Genève, 2021, competition entry.
003 — One wall apartment, Belgium, 2018, ongoing.
017 — Uijeonbu Archeological Remnants Shelter and Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2020, 2 phase competition entry - 4th Prize i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten, Yeoyudang Architects, Kim Kookhwan Architects. Images by xaoscollective.
007 — Swiss Embassy Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 2018, competition entry (finalist) i.c.w. Johannes Kohnle.
017 — Uijeonbu Archeological Remnants Shelter and Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2020, 2 phase competition entry - 4th Prize i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten, Yeoyudang Architects, Kim Kookhwan Architects. Images by xaoscollective.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.
027 — Jinju National Museum, Jinju, Korea, 2022, competition entry i.c.w. KL-AR Architekten & Studio RKY.