Corten steel fence on the banks of the Dijle


5 Jan. 2021





This garden in the centre of Mechelen is special because of its location on the river Dijle. During the redevelopment of this garden, the owners decided to integrate various Corten steel elements into the garden. This because of the tough character of the material in combination with its durable properties and minimal maintenance.

Most striking is the fence consisting of Corten steel slats. The clients drew their inspiration from the award-winning project of Archer and Bunchanan architects from Pennsylvania. A total of 68 slats were installed in the garden.

A special feature is that they move slightly with the wind, creating a wavy effect.

The slats were mounted on a baseplate. The plates have a height of 230 cm of which 30 cm is anchored in concrete under the ground.

The garden has different levels. To go to the waterfront 2 Corten steel stairs were constructed.
Finally, a made-to-measure wood storage of 180x50x210cm was installed. A door has been provided in the cupboard to hide the electrical box.
The garden was laid out by the landscaper Kristof Torfs from Heist-op-den-Berg. If you have any questions about the possibilities of Corten steel. Then read this blog article about frequently asked questions.

If you also want a fence, but would like to go through the possible solutions, you will find a lot of information in this article about fences in Corten steel.