Sports and youth center

Architect: Tom Thijs Architecten
Client: AG VESPA
Advisors: Abetec (sécurité), Technum (stabilité, techniques) 
Location: Antwerp
Surface:  2.500 m²
Timing: 2010 –
Budget: € 3.400.000
Status: in execution 

Images: Tom Thijs Architecten

© Sarah Blee

Project support I Collaboration

New construction of a gymnasium and youth center in Antwerp in the contex of the IGLO- master plan for the European Quarter on the Left Bank: an intergenerational program, services and residences for the elderly combined with a nursery.

The master plan is simple: a new road bisects the site and strings all public functions together. It offers addresses to both existing and new facilities. The functions of the hall as well as those of the youth centre are accessed through the street. The sports hall is directly connected to q school, but at the same time directly accessible from the street to users who are not students of the school. The youth centre is a separate entity and can only be accessed via the street.


© Tom Thijs Architecten

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of Tom Thys Architecten from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for 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.   

Team BB: arch. Barbara Arts, arch. Mark Sette