Low-cost residence on industrial site

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": The architects tried to reconcile the historical grandeur of the building with present-day demands for living.

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    Holcim Awards Acknowledgment prize 2008 Europe (l-r): Lore De Baere, Edward Weysen

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": The project annexes part of an abandoned industrial site, stimulating the revival of the whole area.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Industrial fabric

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Moveable unit.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Sliding, transparent doors.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Functional core.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Box-in-box.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Axonometric view.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Phasing and east façade.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Plan.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Low-cost residence on industrial site, Ghent, Belgium": Holcim Awards Acknowledgment prize 2008 Europe (l-r): Edward Weysen and Lore De Baere

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008–2009 Europe

Dockland warehouses from the 19th century are ready for new uses – by 21st century artists, artisans and architects. This project shows how old buildings can inspire new living arrangements – in this case a highly-affordable housing unit in a prefabricated box with a flexible layout.

By Edward Weysen - Weysen De Baere, Gent, VLG, Belgium and

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment , Housing Needs

Dockland warehouses from the 19th century are ready for new uses – by 21st century artists, artisans and architects.

The Low-cost residence on industrial site project shows how old buildings can inspire new living arrangements – in this case a highly-affordable housing unit in a prefabricated box with a flexible layout.

Low-cost residence on industrial site

Project authors

  • Edward Weysen

    Weysen De Baere

    Belgium

  • Lore De Baere

    Weysen De Baere

    Belgium

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