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Project Summary

City hall and civic center recycled from former factory

The aim of this project, initiated by the city of Oostkamp, 7km south of Brugge, is to regenerate a former Coca-Cola factory. The 4ha site has to be transformed into a new City Hall and Civic Center for the municipality with a population of 22,000 and opened in June 2012. The key idea of the project was not only to recycle the main construction and materials but also to reuse the space itself and its technical infrastructure. 

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Well-rounded design catches the eye, and further prizes
Factory recycling: sustainability on a new level
City hall and civic center for Oostkamp officially opened
Project Entry for Global Holcim Awards 2012
Factory conversion into a city hall and civic center in Belgium takes out Silver Award
“Outstanding example for transparency in governmental architecture” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Europe
Project Details
Oostkamp, Belgium
Carlos Arroyo
Main Author
Carlos Arroyo
Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos, Spain
Vanessa Cerezo
Further Author
Vanessa Cerezo
Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos , Spain
Silver 2011
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