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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

knowledge centre ARhus in Roeselare, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

 
March 12th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A key project in the heart of the Belgian city of Roeselare is the renewal of the inner-city nucleus formed by Noordstraat, Ooststraat and Henri Horriestraat. The city centre will be structurally strengthened by enlarging a modern centre of knowledge and learning, developing additional commercial premises and building new homes. The renewal project is situated right in the centre of the city. It is an integral part of the main shopping precinct that stretches between the Saint Michael Church and the Grote Markt (market square) on the one hand and the railway station on the other.

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  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: knowledge centre ARhus
  • Location: Roeselare, Belgium
  • Client: City of Roeselare
  • Team: Arch. Tom Vandorpe [project director], Arch. Kevin Huysentruyt and arch. Riet Ide [design architect], Arch. Jo Baeke [project architect], Int.arch. Anne-Mie Vermaut [interior architect]
  • Actual execution term: yard started January 2010
  • Handover date: February 20, 2014
  • Gross fl oor area: 7.460 m²
  • Originally estimated budget full ex-kbc site: € 34.824.000,00 [excl. BTW]
  • Originally estimated budget knowledge centre: 18.000.000,00 [excl. BTW]
  • Contracted budget: € 180.000,00 [demolition]

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The ‘knowledge centre’ project is situated on the former site of the Bank of Roeselare in the heart of the city. The site will become a new multifunctional inner-city area with private and public functions including everything from housing, homes for senior citizens, shops, offices and exhibition areas to a knowledge centre with a library. The knowledge centre is going to be an open house, a public information forum and meeting place for people of all ages.

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This new node of functions in the city will be built around a pedestrian shopping street with a public square. The site connects directly with the existing shopping streets and the Grote Markt, the market square.

The project’s multifunctional embodiment and high-quality architecture will enhance the liveability of Roeselare’s nucleus.

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