Residential complex Nieuw Zuid Blok 16

Architect: Johannes Norlander Arkitektur (SE), murmuur architecten (interior design)
Client: Triple Living NV
Advisors: Forté (stabiliteit), CES (EPB, technieken)
Location: Antwerp
Surface: 15.000 m²
Timing: 2016 - 2021 
Status: executed

© Sarah Blee
© Johannes Norlander Arkitektur

Project Support I Collaboration

New construction of a residential complex with mixed program: 70 apartments, the new office of Bureau Bouwtechniek, a catering business, underground parking with storage, technical areas and bicycle storage and a roof terrace accessible to residents.

Façades of concrete poured on the spot
Striking design aspect are the concrete terraces poured on site, designed as horizontal slabs backed by a glass facade with aluminum joinery. In order to obtain a monochrome image, all elements (joinery, façade cassettes, doors, parapets, etc.) are matched to the concrete poured in situ by means of a powder coating structure. The tight execution of all façade elements is examined in detail at all stages and closely monitored during implementation.

On the ground floor there is a plinth provided, on the roof a running track.

Bureau Bouwtechniek built the BIM model in collaboration with stability office Forté. BB was responsible for the discipline model Architecture. At the start of this project the BIM model was discussed with the contractor to see how it could be of use to them during the construction phase. A limited set of modeling agreements quickly generated a considerable added value between the various construction partners.

In the BIM model 17,508 elements were automatically measured.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the construction-techniscal assistance of the architect team during the design process, the preparation of the construction plans, the elaboration of technical details and the preparation of the architectural specifications. BB leads the monitoring of the execution.

Team BB: ir. arch. Thijs Verfaillie, ir. arch. Jolien Van Bever, ir. arch. Paulus Present, Hanne Vanbrabant, ing. Hans De Neve