To free up as much park space as possible, we propose to integrate the unlikely combination of kindergarten and machine depot in a compact circular building. Organized in one single level around an interior courtyard, the plan minimizes circulation and maximizes the relation with the surroundings.
The sharp contrast between the two users is softened by raising the level of the kindergarten, thus putting all users at eye level, only separated by a glass wall. Seen from the outside, the raised level detaches the building from the park, allowing the greenery to flow freely around it.
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Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn, Peter Swinnen, Tom Baelus, Jan Opdekamp, Tine Cooreman, Paul Steinbrück, Philippe Nathan, Emmanuel Debroise
BAS/ Dirk Jaspaert
Building physics/ acoustics:
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kindergarten, facilities, machine depot
Construction cost (excl VAT):