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Robbrecht en Daem

State Archives . Ghent

Robbrecht en Daem . State Archives . Ghent (1)

Robbrecht en Daem architecten . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The new volume is meticulously matched to the scale of the surrounding buildings. This sturdy corner building keeps to the pattern of the street onto which it fronts, while the volume behind adheres to the cornice height of the surrounding streets and alleys. The glazed entrance is extended into a continuous transparent horizontal band that wraps around the building. Part of the archive is housed underground. This makes space available for a small public square at the back, in the midst of this dense 19th-century urban setting. Continue reading Robbrecht en Daem

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Robbrecht en Daem . Dierendonckbancke

Media building for the VRT . Brussels

 ┬® Make Me _ Robbrecht en Daem architecten en Dierendonckblancke architecten

Robbrecht en Daem architecten . Dierendonckbancke architecten . plans: © Robbrecht en Daem architecten en Dierendonckblancke architecten

Clad in a crystalline skin of structured glass and brass-coloured anodized aluminium frames, this park building is embedded in the variable topography of its site, the different sides each responding to a different context. Whereas the long facade addresses the longitude of the park and the frontality of the ‘Ereperk der Gefussileerden’, a military cemetery for both World Wars, the northern volume anchors the building in the urban fabric. Continue reading Robbrecht en Daem . Dierendonckbancke

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Robbrecht and Daem

‘Het Huis’ Middelheimmuseum Exhibition pavilion . Antwerp

Robbrecht en Daem architecten . photos: © Paul Robbrecht . + vai

On top of a polished concrete base raised slightly off the ground, a light, gleaming, green-painted steel construction unfolds to form a shelter to protect delicate works of art. The diagonal lines of passage through this new pavilion interweave Middelheim Park with the Hortifloria Garden, a recent extension of this well-known Antwerp sculpture park. Continue reading Robbrecht and Daem