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City building Old Docks - 15.065

Program

Complete mission for civil and structural engineering.

Concept

The requested program for the building, being a combination of a primary school, an after school care center, a nursery and sport facilities for the school and its neighborhood is a diverse and extensive. It demands a lot of outside space relative to the rather small site.

Specific features

In order to realize the complexity of the program on the site, Xaveer De Geyter Architects assembles the entire built program into one compact volume of 40 by 31 m and stacks at all the various outdoor areas in one open room. The two volumes together cover the maximum envelope possible on the site: one half indoors, one half outdoors. The unity of the two volumes is created by a shared façade structure, a galvanized steel frame. On the side of the exterior room, the supporting frame is covered with a metal mesh with some cut outs, and will be overgrown with vegetation. On the side of the interior volume, the façades of the building are designed as a patchwork of open and closed areas that generates views to the square, the street, the quay of the park.

  • 2015 -

  • Xaveer de Geyter Architecten

  • Ghent, Belgium

  • 9800000 € Vat Excl.

  • In Study