The Mater Dei site of the PCGS Psychiatric Centre in Sleidinge includes a park garden and is surrounded by greenery and farmland. In addition to various departments for adults, the Sister house (‘Zusterhuis’), which houses administration and therapy facilities for young people, is also located here. The new Yidam & Yügen project, together with the sister house, the children's farm and a recreation area for sports, games and recreation, will form a completely independent youth campus. The current youth residential groups are currently scattered among adult wards.
In the heart of the city of Aalst, the former Theresian Convent, the Saint-Theresa Chapel and the beautiful gardenpark, were revived. The site was transformed into a mixed project with multi-story family dwellings and a publicly accessible multipurpose hall - and a green oasis to rest in.
In anticipation of the construction of the 'European School V Brussels', the Belgian Buildings Agency held a (DBM-)competition for the construction of a temporary school on the parking lot of the former NATO headquarters in Haren.
The aim of this project was to reactivate the unused spaces above stores in Ghent's shopping streets. The building with the listed facade, which until recently housed the C&A chain of shops, will be partially redeveloped and restored to its former glory. The project consists of converting and extending the shopping complex into a mixed-use project with (shell) retail space and a new 114-room hotel.
From Ghent’s ring road the first sight of the hospital AZ Sint-Lucas one gets is the multi-storey car park. For this reason the design devotes a lot of attention to the atmosphere and appearance of the site. The project zone is split into two parts, with the high capacity car park distributed over two buildings.
The City of Oudenaarde wanted to make its city centre a pleasant meeting place. From inquiries with the residents, it turned out that less traffic and a pleasant place to stay were the high on the wish list for most people. The masterplan provides an answer to these preconditions without losing sight of the overall picture.
The project is a mixed one in the centre of Ghent with shopping spaces over three floors (basement, ground floor and first floor) and 7 apartments around a communal roof garden on the second and third floor.
The Ledeganck complex was erected in 1960 after a design by architect Jules Trenteseau for the faculty of sciences at the university of Gent. The tower has 12 floors and is placed perpendicularly on a plinth where students and researchers enter the building. The tower itself is one of the most striking buildings in Ghent that rises above the 50-meter limit. Ambitious measures regarding safety, environmental legislation, fire evacuation, techniques and laboratory equipment were urged to allow the building to resume its progressive character of the 1960s. A master plan made by Abscis Architecten summarized the measures to be taken when it came to accessibility, flexibility, continuity of use, functional organization and self-orientation.
Towards the end of the market square in Deinze, the existing villa ’Neerleie’ will make way on the square ‘Kongoplein’ for a new, improved way of living in the city. The remarkable placement on the Kongoplein, characterized by a large roundabout with a beautiful fountain, announces main road of the town centre. This allows the site to become a new entrance gate for Deinze, which requires careful attention for the appearance of the building.