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Lorette convent in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: dmvA

Since more than 130 years, ‘Hooghuys’ is part of the the site Lorette Convent, composed of different wings surrounded by the Drabstraat, the Begijnenstraat and the Graspoort. The city block of Lorette Convent is characterised by two outer spaces, a triangular large courtyard and a more rectangular like smaller space.

Since 1989 the site was abandoned. A vacancy of more than 20 years turned the site and the Hooghuys into a ruin.

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Lorette convent
  • Location: Drabstraat 6-10, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Bart Gosselin
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Principal: City Site, Van Poppel
  • General contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Poppel nv
  • Structional engineer: Jan Van Aelst
  • Built area: Restoration Hooghuys (965 m2), Apartments and parking (3770 m2)
  • Completion: 2014

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Nekkerpool in Mechelen, Belgium by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 

Sports and recreation centre Nekkerpool (serving the province of Antwerp in Belgium) offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities, and the addition of a swimming pool to the programme will make the package even more complete. The architects challenge was to seize the opportunity to give the Nekker recreation centre as a whole a facelift, in addition to designing a modern and sustainable swimming pool. The site revolves around the new entrance area, where a pedestrian bridge makes the connection between the existing and new complex.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 
  • Project: Nekkerpool
  • Location: Nekkerspoel-Borcht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Program: New construction of swimming pool complex to be added to existing sports complex with   competition pool, instruction pool, special needs pool, gallery, dining facilities, playground and free-standing entrance pavilion. Complete renovation of existing dining (including some new construction) and kitchen areas. New construction of outdoor space including recreational water elements.
  • Assignment: Construction management, PD, FD, specifications, working drawings, aesthetic management, main contracting, after-sales
  • Client: Province of Antwerp, Infrastructure Department
  • Team: Ton Venhoeven, Manfred Wansink, Maarten Bax, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Gabriel Boutsema, Wouter de Haas, Niels Boswinkel, Eelco Bergman, Roland Herpel (more…)

Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’ in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect

‘Hof van Busleyden’ consists of a complex of buildings, built out of brick and sandstone in replicating late-gothic style, around three external spaces: the small northern court-yard with pine trees, the central rectangular one, paved with cobblestones, and the south-oriented town garden. Since 1938 its function is the one of city museum. The building was protected as a monument.

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect
  • Project: Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Principal: City Mechelen
  • Team : David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Valerie Lonnoy, Hans Le Compte en Ria Maesen
  • General contractor: WGC nv
  • Constructional engineer: BAS bvba
  • Built area: 1800m2
  • Completion: 10/08/2013

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Extension vB4 in Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Article source: dmvA

A few years ago dmvA was requested to design an extension to an A-framed house in order to reconvert this holiday home into a comfortable, contemporary house.

This house is situated in a former recreation area and although municipality transformed this area into one with full residential use,  one has to deal with specific building regulations.

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Extension vB4
  • Location: Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Mick Couwenbergh
  • Principal: Rini van Beek
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren
  • General contractor: Eddy Leys (steel), Rudy Meyvis (carpentry),  Boomse Glashandel (Glass)
  • Constructional engineer: ASB
  • Built area: 54 m2 and 26 m2 additioned
  • Completion: 2011

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Vliet Museum in Mechelen, Belgium by OKRA Landscape Architects

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

IJzerenleen

The IJzerenleen is a well-known, broad street in the town centre, enclosed by the town hall and the River Dijle. The IJzerenleen is commonly known as the ‘Champs Elysées’ of Mechelen. It accommodates several famous commercial enterprises such as Windels, Damart, chemist shop ‘t Verguld Schaap and the famous cheese shop Schockaert and the former town hall houses a small museum.

Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Vliet Museum
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Process: The assignment was gained from a multiple assignment
  • Name initiator: Town of Mechelen
  • Size and nature of planning area: Brook of 150 meters long and 6 meters wide
  • Execution costs public space: € 500.000, – excluding VAT
  • Date of delivery: September 2011

Lange Schipstraat and Lekkernijstraatje in Mechelen, Belgium by OKRA Landscape Architects

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

The river Dijle is of great importance for the history of Mechelen. Right through the center flows the River Dijle. The river with its Dijle Tablets provide a physical barrier in the fabric of the city, but is also a fast connection from the surrounding countryside, along the city park ‘The Botanique’ to the center. The Lange Schipstraat is the part of this route that was designed by OKRA, and part of this route over the Dijle Tablets.

Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Lange Schipstraat and Lekkernijstraatje
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Client: City of Mechelen
  • Planning area: 0.5 hectares
  • Implementation public space: € 1.2 mio. (Ex. VAT), 2005 prices
  • Completion Date: Period 2010 – 2012
  • Completion public space: 2012

Sint Katelijnestraat in Mechelen, Belgium by OKRA Landscape Architects

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

The assignment for the Sint Katelijnestraat is ambiguous. The idea is to develop the quality of the public space and further expansion of the qualitative network of the town of Mechelen.

Meanwhile, the heart of the town has gotten a large quality-impulse but a beautiful route to the centre is still lacking. Thereby, Mechelen will be an attractive town to visit. By that, the undiscovered heart of the centre will actually be exposed. Because of the structure of the town, the orientation in the medieval public space network is difficult. The redevelopment of the town radius Sint Katelijnestraat largely contributes to this and will thereby form an orientation line in the centre.

Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Sint Katelijnestraat
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Name initiator: Town of Mechelen, College van Burgemeester en Schepenen
  • Size and nature of planning area: 8500 M2
  • Execution costs public space: 1,2 million Euro, excluding VAT
  • Delivery-date: 2009

De Melaan in Mechelen, Belgium by OKRA Landscape Architects

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

Water in Historic City Centres’ has Mechelen as its proving ground

The first project for the ‘Water in Historic City Centres’ (WIHCC) project has been completed in Mechelen, Belgium. The Melaan, a tributary of the Dijle river, has been excavated and newly landscaped in the old city centre of Mechelen.

WIHCC is a European collaborative project between the cities of Breda (NL), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL), Gent (B), Mechelen (B) Chester (UK) and Limerick (IE). The project was set up within the framework of the European Interreg (Interregional Cooperation Programme) for North-West Europe (NWE). The project has roughly reached its halfway stage: the opening conference took place in November 2003, and the closing event is planned for November 2007 in Breda.

Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects

Project Team

  • Organisation and Supervision: City of Mechelen
  • Specifications and Supervision: ARA, Spatial Advice Workshop
  • Contractor: Interplant n.v.

Apartments BUSO in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA Architecten

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: dmvA Architecten

Urban concept

The project was obtained by winning a competition called by the City of Mechelen.

The city council aimed the old Buso site to be developed as a high quality urban area, housing ten loft dwellings. The commission was entrusted to dmvA because they were the only architect office that took the ‘spirit of the factory’ as starting-point.

Image Courtesy Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA Architecten
  • Project: Apartments BUSO
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Design: dmvA
  • Principal: City of Mechelen
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Astrid Geens, Christine Loos, Michaël De Roeck
  • General contractor: Brebuild
  • Constructional Engineer: Util
  • Built area: 2000 m2
  • Completion: 2010
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Visuals: dmvA
  • Concept: alleys as urban space

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