De Schoor . Turnhout

TRANS . De Schoor . Turnhout afasia (3)

TRANS architectuur . photos: © Stijn Bollaert

‘De Schoor’ is a place where people can meet each other, where information about the care offered is provided and where training courses are organized. Together with the adjacent group practice, it is a first step towards the transformation of a mono-functional district into a more urban living environment. Continue reading TRANS


Carmody Groarke . TRANS

Design Museum extension . Gent

Carmody Groarke . TRANS architectuur . Design Museum extension . Gent afasia (1)

Carmody Groarke . TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw

Carmody Groarke and TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw have won a Baumeister international two stage design competition to design an extension to the Design Museum Gent.

The new building for Design Museum Gent creates a distinctive new architectural figure for the city of Gent which faces outwards in all directions from its tight-grained historic context.

It is designed as a new ‘house’ which provides generous rooms at each level for exhibition, events and archiving. The house completes a gap in the set-piece of the picturesque streetscape and links the museum spaces of new and old architecture in one continuous circulation loop around the central courtyard garden for the first time. The appearance of the building at ground level is deliberately very open to encourage exploration and chance encounter of a passer-by to enter the museum and explore its collection.

The building’s characteristic form relates to rooms aligned to key views of the city and is topped with a loft gallery which connects the function of a new public living-room for the city with the ad-hoc roofscape of Gent. Continue reading Carmody Groarke . TRANS



Ryhove . Ghent

© Stijn Bollaert

TRANS architecture I urbanism

After decades of gradual expansion, the factory buildings of Ryhove, a company based in the city center of Ghent, showed signs of decay. The corporate image had become one of an outdated working environment that was no longer in line with the commercial succes. Continue reading TRANS