The client’s ambition was to build a large amount of social housing as well as private homes, both with underground parking, surrounded by a collective garden accessible to the public. This wasn’t an easy task as the topography of the site, as well as the urban plan ‘BPA Westelijke Spoorweggeul’, imposed certain parameters and limitations to the site.
This project is part of the ambitious master plan ‘Hamme 2020’, which is a framework for a total redevelopment of the centre of the town of Hamme. The reconversion plan contains some crucial interventions towards improving the residential quality of both inhabitants and visitors by redesigning the public space and creating a commercial area that reinforces retail activity in the heart of the town.
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, is the ending point of an important road to the centre of the city. This allows the site to become a new entrance gate for Deinze, which requires careful attention for the appearance of the building.
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 planned developments in the centre of Hamme, under the name of ‘Hamme 2020’, are very ambitious. The project is an important step following the strategy of shaping the future of Hamme. It contains a redevelopment of the ‘Nieuwstraat’, implementing a new underground parking garage, the renewal of the town hall and administration centre, a family home and the renovation of the old hospital into three residences.
Two historical retail properties at a unique location in the heart of Gent (Korenmarkt) are revived with a mixed project that combines retail and residences. It was the perfect opportunity to optimise the retail space as well as to redevelop the vacant upper floors with their authentic interiors and stunning city views, into apartments. Combining renovation with new construction, the two corner premises are merged into one project: a spacious two-level shop and five apartments centred around a communal patio on the upper floors.
The project site is located in the oldest and most vibrant part of the city of Ostend. The Langestraat, widely known for its exuberant night life, is the central axis for action and leisure, with lots of pubs and restaurants, little hotels and hostels.