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Kleuterschool Xaveriuscollege Borgerhout . Antwerp

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META architectuurbureau . photos: © Filip Dujardin . Axonometry: © Landinzicht Landschapsarchitecten

In order to tackle the growing shortage of space in the school, the Xaverius College purchased a number of adjoining buildings in the neighbourhood. The end result was a patchwork of lots that, as an ensemble, formed an inner area without structure or direction. The buildings were in a dilapidated state and therefore demolished. This opened up the possibility of structuring the irregular inner area with a single architectural volume. Continue reading META

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Klapdorp Social Housing . Antwerpen

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META architectuurbureau . photos: © Filip Dujardin

Through the construction of a central courtyard, this new project refers to the atmosphere of the 17th century ‘Predikerinnen’ convent that was situated in Klapdorp. The design tries to respect the historical character of this site optimally. Continue reading META

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Building M . Antwerpen

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META Architecture Bureau . Storimans Wijffels Architects . photos: © Filip Dujardin

In order to centralise all of the classes offered by the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences and Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences on one campus, that of the Drie Eiken, the University of Antwerp commissioned new teaching facilities and a research building. In addition to clinical spaces and computer rooms, this also houses areas for private study. Continue reading META . Storimans Wijffels

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Souto de Moura . META

Beursplein & Congresgebouw . Bruges

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Eduardo Souto de Moura . META architectuurbureau . images: © infunctievan

The recently demolished trade fair and exhibition hall in Bruges, which was originally intended to be a reception venue, was erected 50 years ago as a temporary structure. In recent years it had become increasingly clear that it fell short of contemporary requirements in terms of building physics and programming. For this reason, the City of Bruges is commencing an urban renewal project. In addition to the construction of the new beursplein (an exhibition hall that converts into a covered public square), which is expanded with a congress building (congresgebouw), the entire site will also be renewed. Continue reading Souto de Moura . META