City block Cadix

Architect: T.V. Stephen Taylor (GB) & Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architecten (NL)
Client: Woonhaven Antwerpen
Advisors: Chalybs bvba (stability), Studiebureau Heedfeld (techniques)
Location: Antwerpen
Timing: 2012 – 2018  
Budget: € 12.560.000
Status: realized

© Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architecten

Project support I Collaboration

New construction of 31 social rental houses, 27 owner-occupied houses, a day nursery and underground parking. The two housing blocks are located diametrically relative to each other and show an architectural relationship. Both corners are in brick and have a monolithic appearance to reinforce the robust character of the city quarter. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of the entrance areas and the tectonic expression of the façades.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of architect firm Stephen Taylor from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for technical assistance during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the development of technical details, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB leads the monitoring of the implementation for both Stephen Taylor and Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architecten.

Team BB: ir. arch. Arno Van Hulle, arch. Bert Van den Bergh, arch. Bart Van den Bossche