Residential complex Falconhoven L-Blok

Architect: Caruso St John Architects
Client: Construction & Investment Partners
Advisors: Establis (stability), Ingenium (techniques), Venac (acoustics), Steto (safety coordination), Bopro (Breeam), BB (price consultant) 
Location: Antwerp 
Surface: 11.400 m²
Timing: 2015 -
Status: in execution

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Project Support I Collaboration

Construction of a residential complex in the center of Antwerp. At Falconhoven Residence, the open spaces in the façade are mostly covered, with their southern, southeastern orientation. In addition, the columns in the façade are not square as usual but pentagonal. The columns give the façade a lighter touch and a generally recognizable aesthetic.

In designing Falconhoven, the ambitions to achieve an environmentally-friendly and sustainable end result were proposed. It was decided to pursue the 'Outstanding' rating within the BREEAM certification.

BB desigend the BIM discipline model Architecture and Stability. The discipline model Stability was modeled on the basis of the information from the Stability Engineer and was used as a geometric substructure for the discipline model Architecture.
The various sub-models Techniques (HVAC, Sanitary and Electricity) were modeled by Ingenium and were used together with the Stability and Architecture model to conduct precise coordination between the different disciplines.
14,056 elements were automatically measured in the BIM model.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of architect firm Caruso St John Architects since the competition. BB is responsible for the 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.

Team BB: ir. arch. Thijs Verfaillie, ir. arch. Marleen Meulenberghs, ir. arch. Elien Coppitters, ir. arch. Yoshi Craeye, ing. Julie Huybrighs, ir. arch. Paulus Present, Glenn Verdyck