The project is articulated around 3 main voids: the entrance gallery, the central patio and the suspended garden. Due to their spatial configuration and position within the building, each of them presents specific access modes, light displays and materiality. Structural options have also been made in order to support and enhance these specificities.
These three voids perform in close relationship with the functions hosted in the building : a sport hall, a boxing club and a crèche. They frame and support social interaction amongst this rich mix of uses and users. Continue reading Bogdan & Van Broeck
Close to the centre of Ghent, BOGDAN & VAN BROECK transformed an abandoned factory site into a flourishing community including three cohousing groups with 59 dwellings, a neighbourhood health centre, a network of collective indoor and outdoor spaces and a workshop with a view of Bijgaardepark. With great commitment from the urban development company sogent and the city of Ghent, Bijgaardehof focuses on sustainability, both at the urban development level and at the project level. An ambitious, mixed programme organised around meeting and interaction for one of the largest cohousing projects in Flanders. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK
Commissioned by the Société d’Aménagement Urbain (SAU), BOGDAN & VAN BROECK and BC architects & studies are designing a much-needed frontline care centre around the canal, on Avenue du Port in Brussels, in co-existence with the continuation of the port activity. The result is a ‘well-oiled machine’ for the Port and an open building for the non-profit TRANSIT, offering 24/7 social control and maximum privacy for society’s most vulnerable people. Here, more than ever, architecture becomes an instrument of social justice.
BOGDAN & VAN BROECK and BC architects & studies are working in a transdisciplinary team with Alive Architecture (participation), T. Ruyters & S. Blancke (Free Clinic Antwerp), BAS (structure), SB Heedfeld (techniques), Daidalos Peutz (EPB, acoustics) and Studio v2 (BIM). Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK . BC
The major challenge for this design question was to face the very large yet hidden potential of the location: a high quality urban environment, a site with a particular topography, and existing buildings with a very usable structural base. The concept focuses on the preservation of the upper parts of the buildings on one hand, combined with a severe and landscape-driven transformation of the relationship between the lower parts of the buildings and the outdoor ground levels surrounding it. Both schools take part in one consistent and flexible composition, and still remain both clearly visible and function as separate entities. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK
The peculiar challenges of COOP are the local needs for cultural and social sustainability and an innovative reuse of a poorly integrated urban fabric. In that context, this project aims to generate an added social value. The urban renewal we aimed at goes beyond the preservation of a built heritage, it constitutes the essential challenge of the program itself. The old mill along the Canal in Anderlecht hosts today an incubator for Small & Medium Entreprises (SMEs) linked with an interpretation centre and an innovation shipyard. Next to the incubator, the shipyard associates traditional and innovative methods for the design and manufacturing of boats and barges for inland waterways, as a frame for professional training and reinsertion. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK