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House of Lorraine . Mechelen

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dmvA architects . photos: © Sergio Pirrone

A few years ago, House of Lorraine was a decayed place, a grievance at the Grote Markt in Mechelen.
dmvA was asked to transform this corner and thus refresh the market and street scene.
In this project there was great importance attached to urban integration, with respect for the history of the building. For dmvA, high quality living was also the aim. Continue reading dmvA

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Site Apostolinnen. Mechelen

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dmvA architects . photos: © Bart Gosselin

Site Apostolinnen is a project combination of a new building, renovation and restoration. The client asked dmvA initially about the possibilities of the site where his bed factory was located. Based on an archaeological research, a non-binding master plan was made that divided the site in different housing units. In the middle of the site was the ‘Somerhuys’ (‘Summer house’), of which dmvA did the restoration as a first assignment. Later the entire master plan was taken into option by the client and dmvA became the engine behind the project ‘Site Apostolinnen’. Continue reading dmvA

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The Cube . Kortrijk

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dmvA architects . photos: © Luca Beel

The Forum building is the heart of the campus. The campus lacked a decisive image towards its surroundings, as a counterpart to Kortrijk Xpo. At the same time, the campus is defined, but not physically closed off from its environment. This results in an approachable and accessible campus for pedestrians. The aim of the development of the site is to increase the accessibility between Xpo and Campus, to expand the dynamics of the school to the street side and to integrate the campus in its surroundings. Continue reading dmvA architects

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House TP . MECHELEN

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dmvA . photos: © Bart Gosselin . + divisare

Urban farming in the city. As a solution to lack of light and space, dmvA had a greenhouse floating on steel beams. dmvA not only created a house that met the wishes of the owner, but the refurbishment also led to a revival of the street. Continue reading dmvA