Architect restauration: Origin
Client: Antwerp Management School
Advisors: ABT (stability), RCR (techniques), Daidalos Peutz (acoustics & building physics)
Timing: 2015 - 2018
© Sarah Blee
Project Support I Collaboration
Technical advice I EPB
Technical advice I Safety coordination
Restoration and new building of a school campus in the center of Antwerp. The OCMW has given its historic site Boogkeers on the Mechelseplein and the Lange Gasthuisstraat in leasehold to the Antwerp Management School (AMS).
The historic city villa at the Lange Gasthuisstraat 32 that stands on the inventory's architectural heritage is being restored. The site's interior area becomes opener and greener. The less valuable buildings on the Mechelseplein make way for a new building with underground parking.
The properties form a whole set of separate entities. The new building becomes a whole through which the rhythm of the building to be restored is being extended.
The new campus will stand for a sustainable, socially responsible building with respect for historical value.
A study of daylight attendance and summer comfort in classrooms and the office led to the choice in the classrooms for double glazing with high light transmission and indoor sun protection. The offices are equipped with outdoor sunbathing and cooling.
A K-level of K30 and an E-level of E45 were determined.
Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of HUB and Origin from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for the technical assistance during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB leads the monitoring of the implementation.
BB is also responsible for the EPB reporting and safety coordination.
Team BB: arch. Steven Wauters, ir. arch. Elien Van Gestel, ir. arch. Thijs Verfaillie, ir. arch. Robbe Verelst, arch. ass. Ken Coolsaet, ing. Els Cauberghs