Masterplan Hertogensite

Architect: David Chipperfield Architects (London)
Client: Resiterra 
Location: Leuven
Surface: 8.000 m²    
Timing: 2019 -  
Budget: €  14.500.000 
Status: design phase

© renders: Resiterra

Project Support I Collaboration

Master plan for the redevelopment of a former hospital campus. The reconversion of this historic site in the inner city includes a 50m high 14 storey residential tower connected to 9 mansions and a 4 storey apartment building built on a long, narrow location between a remnant of the medieval city wall and a branch of the river Dijle.

Brick
The project unites these three different typologies in one by means of a coherent architectural language defined by the size of a residential unit and the consistent use of grey brick cladding.

David Chipperfield Architects did a great deal of research into the right type of brick to connect with the inner city buildings and with the medieval rampart wall.

Bureau Bouwtechniek
BB is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of the architects during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the development of technical details, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB also leads the monitoring of the execution.

BB team: ir. arch. Jolien Van Bever, ir. arch. Joris Minnen, ing. Julie Huybrighs, Farzan Jazil, arch. Johan Cordonnier, arch. Raf De Preter