Prins Kavelhof Service Residence Brasschaat

newly built service flats & lobby

The development of 190 sheltered housing units aims to achieve a seamless integration into the municipal residential network. The proximity of the village centre of Brasschaat as well as additional care functions and public transport facilities are a major asset for this location. On the streetside, a foyer building provides common facilities for all residents.

URBAN VILLAS

The spatial concept is based on the principle of a conglomeration of individual buildings. The programme is spread across a series of smaller entities to operate on a more human scale. The buildings are conceived as urban villas in a green setting. The existing park landscape is maintained and reinforced as a characteristic element.
The 190 sheltered housing units are spread across 12 pavilions in three different typologies. The number of building layers ranges from 4 to 7. All of this results in a diverse imagery in harmony with the environment’s small-scale texture.

PERGOLA

A meandering pergola determines the location’s identity, connects the various elements with each other and creates a distinctive spot in the park. By adapting itself to the structure of neighbouring trees and flowing between them, it almost disappears into the surrounding landscape.


The well-considered implantation of the urban villa is based on intriguing sightlines, relatively small-scale buildings and a limited footprint thanks to a handful of punctual and intelligently situated tall buildings.

www.prinskavelhof.be

photography: Michiel De Cleene - Matthias Vanhoutteghem

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Location

Prins Kavelhof, Brasschaat

Surface Area

19.600 m²

Status

realised

Client

Van Roey Vastgoed

Partners

AR-TE

Rewards

winning competition design

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