KOUTERDREEF GENT

KOUTERDREEF GENT

  • Description:
    37 luxury apartments, 7,600 m² of retail space, 2,000 m² of office space for the KBC and an extension of the existing underground car park to 94 spaces. (TA 360Architecten - BURO II & ARCHI I - Crepain Binst Architecture)
  • Client:
    Matexi Real Estate / WIlma Project Development
  • Location:
    Ghent
  • Project Manager:
    Dirk Engelen (CBA) Jan Mannaers (360°)
  • Collaborators:
    Melissa Janssens, Peter Mermans , Anouk Vangronsveld
  • Stability:
    VK engineering
  • Engineering:
    VK engineering
  • General Contractor:
    Antwerpse Bouwwerken

This unique location of the project, in the heart of Ghent, makes it necessary to the immediate vicinity to the project. The further detailed architectural choices are often a direct result of the results of studies on the development of the surrounding urban fabric. The Office function, shopping and relaxation combine with enough apartments so as to obtain an interesting mix of features and to spread the active hours rather than letting peaks. For the offices of KBC we have chosen the historical value of the Kouter as being a “banks-square” to combine with the peace and quiet on the inside of the plot. Also we try with the typology of the store happen to extend the current store tissue and aware as a natural offshoot of the current store-walking to make a meaningful connection between the parcour Kalandeberg and the Kouter. Finally, we maintain apartments on the floors above with green indoor gardens and views over the historical centre on the other.

(3D visualisation : Animotions)