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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.

Pakhuis Clemmen in Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium by ALT architectuur

 
June 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ALT architectuur

The decision by the city of Ghent to establish its department of culture in an old warehouse on the river Leie was intended as a bold statement. By situating it at this particular site, a new axis is created, that runs perpendicular to the main commercial axis in the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

  • Architects: ALT architectuur
  • Project: Pakhuis Clemmen
  • Location: Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Photography: Thierry Lagrange
  • Year: 2009-2012
  • Cooperation construction: studiebureauriessauwbvba
  • Cooperation technics: de klerck engineering
  • Contractor: Monument Vandekerckhovenv
  • Cost: 2.521.630,28€

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

In order to ensure that the architecture communicates directly with the city, an explicit language of forms was used. The new bay windows on the roof level facing different directions, and the transparency of the ground floor layout are intended to stimulate this communication.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

It was our explicit choice to open the courtyard to the public and reshape it into a place for people to take a break and rest. Inside the building, a box office was set up on the ground floor. The first and second floors accommodate offices and the third floor is a multifunctional space. What remained of the old warehouse has been restored and put in contrast with the new office interiors and library.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © ALT architectuur

Image Courtesy © ALT architectuur

Image Courtesy © ALT architectuur

Image Courtesy © ALT architectuur

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