Office building Passionistenlaan 82

Architect: Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Client: Vlaamse Overheid - Het Facilitair Bedrijf  
Advisors: Util (stability), BB (EPB, sustainability meter), HP Engineers (technieques), LandInZicht (environmental construction), Feys bvba (safety coordination)  
Location: Courtrais  
Surface: 2000 m²  
Timing: 2014 - 2020 
Budget: € 4.000.000  

© Bouwprojecten Vlaamse Overheid

Project support I Collaboration - Technical advice I Sustainability meter

Complete renovation of a 4 storey office building with the addition of a self-supporting canopy construction. An outdated office was renovated into an energy-efficient and modern office building. This renovation is part of the Flemish government's objective to be an example of energy-efficient office buildings.

The starting point for this assignment is maximum conservation, and the study carried out in this context was taken into account in the new filling-in of the building. Avant la lettre, the circular sustainability principles were applied here.

Winnar of the Febe Outstanding Precast Awards

The project can be seen as an example to building owners, designers and manufacturers of how to deal with existing patrimony in a qualitative and sustainable way. (dixit the jury)

Bureau Bouwtechniek advises and supports officeKGDVS from the preliminary design to delivery with a multidisciplinary approach:

  • integral sustainable design approach and management based on the Flemish government's GRO Sustainability Meter in the various phases of the construction process;
  • design advice in the context of EPB regulations, EPB reporting, 
  • facade study with impact analyses of different design modes by means of daylight study, dynamic simulation of the heat balance in the context of summer comfort, building knot calculations in the context of condensation risk, etc.
  • dynamic simulation of the heat balance within the framework of summer comfort, etc. 
  • building technical advice to turn the architectural concept into a feasible design;
  • advice on specification description;
  • budget management.

Team BB: arch. Lieselot Prinsie, ing. Hans De Neve, ir. arch. Robbe Verelst, ir. arch. Nadja Van Houten, ing. Martijn Vyncke