M HKA, competition

In collaboration with Robbrecht en Daem architecten and Laura Muyldermans, Dierendonckblancke architecten has been selected to join the competition for the new M HKA in Antwerp. Other contestants are Bovenbouw + Christ & Gantenbein, DRDH + Jamie Fobert Architects, noAarchitecten + EM2N + Sergison Bates, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen + SO-IL Office, and Studio Nauta Bedaux VOF + Feilden Fowles Architects Limited. The project is commissioned by the Flemish Government.

Gandhi, competition

Together with eld, Endeavour and Landscale, Dierendonckblancke has been selected to join the competition for the full renovation of Gandhi-towers 2 & 4 and their surroundings in the Gandhilaan in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Brussels). The project is commissioned by the Bouwmeester Maître Architecte by order of Le Logement Molenbeekois and SLRB.


Collectiecentrum, competition

In collaboration with Claeys/Haelvoet Architecten, Dierendonckblancke is currently working on a design proposal for a new collection centre in Antwerp. The project entails the conception of an innovative heritage repository for the more than 800.000 collection items that are owned by the city. Additionally, the building should also – through its specific implantation on the site – create a specific added value for the neighbourhood. A clear and thoughtful masterplan – which harmonizes building and environment – is therefore the first step. Other candidates in the competition are Office Winhov i.c.w. HUB, Max Dudler i.c.w. Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Bovenbouw i.c.w. Boltshauser and Tab Architects i.c.w. Barozzi Veiga. The project is commissioned by AG Vespa.

Stedelijk Lyceum Expo, competition, first prize

Happy to share the news that we won the competition for the Stedelijk Lyceum Expo, located in Antwerpen-Zuid.

The project involves the redevelopment of the site which now contains an outdated school building, into a distinctly public campus. The concrete skeleton of the current building will be preserved and expanded with educational as well as community functions. Through a thoughtful consideration of the necessary programme and the secure addition of new volumes onto the existing one, the Lyceum integrates with the built environment around the site. The result is an ensemble that mediates between campus and city.

The client is AG Vespa and our partners are Mouton Structural Design, RCR Engineering, Gevelinzicht and Daidalos-Peutz.

Kampenhout, competition, first prize

Our proposal won the competition for the redevelopment of a care campus with housing for 84 people with disabilities in Kampenhout! The call for this project was commissioned by Ons Tehuis Brabant vzw and we’re partnering up with Mouton (structural engineering), with RCR (technical engineering) and with I-Vec (for energy expertise).

The assignment concerns a replacement construction project in the form of three care clusters, which will be carried out in phases. We will be investigating how to design high-quality care residences on multiple levels. In doing so, we aim to incorporate generous terraces and to actively engage with the existing forest on the site.

ILVO, competition, first prize (DBLV)

Following a call organized by the Vlaams Bouwmeester and together with fallow architecture and DUSS-explorers, DBLV architecten is selected to develop a spatial vision for the ILVO research landscape.

ILVO is an institution affiliated with the Flemish government. Its mission is to build up knowledge about the production of food in a socially responsible manner and within planetary boundaries. With more than 700 employees, approximately 200 ha of experimental fields and 90 buildings, ILVO has a rich and unique heritage, embedded in the Rodeland landscape. This vision is the first stepping stone towards a state-of-the-art campus with infrastructure that subscribes to the ambitions of climate neutrality and contributes to the European pursuit of a sustainable living environment.

DBLV is a permanent collaboration between Dierendonckblancke architecten and L.U.S.T. architecten. www.dblvarchitecten.eu

Exhibition ‘Antwerpen Morgen’

Our project Kosmos is part of the exhibition in the city hall of Antwerp called ‘Antwerpen Morgen’. The exhibition visualises many residential projects, public buildings, parks and squares, that were realised in recent years.

You can visit every day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Image ©Lucid
Additional information: www.antwerpenmorgen.be/expo

Lessines, competition, first prize

Dierendonckblancke architecten is proud to announce that they won the competition for the ‘Moulin Williame’ in the town of Lessines. The project includes a concert hall and a café-théatre nestled in an old abandoned mill.

The design team is a joint venture between Dierendonckblancke architecten, Pigeon Ochej Paysage, Bollinger & Grohmann, Daidalos Peutz, HP Engineers and artist Kris Martin.

Kosmos, completed

We are happy to announce that the school ‘Kosmos’ in Antwerp is completed and ready to be used.

Van Overbeke, competition, first prize

Dierendonckblancke architecten is proud to announce they won the competition for the project ‘Van Overbeke’. The client is BGHM/SLRB and the project is located in Ganshoren, Brussels.
The desired apartment building comprises of 83 residential units. 80% of these are destined for the middle classes. In the other 20%, there will be social housing, a nursery, a sports facility and other multifunctional spaces.

The design team is a joint venture between Dierendonckblancke architecten, Macobo-Stabo and Landinzicht.

Exhibition ‘Biennale 2021: Composite Presence’

The projects House 12K, Housing project Dambruggestraat and Media Building Brussels will be part of the exhibition ‘Composite Presence’ at the Biennale Architettura 2021, curated by Bovenbouw Architectuur and produced by Flanders Architecture Institute.
In the exhibition, a landscape model (on scale 1/15) is shown to represent the friction between city and architecture in Flanders.
50 recent projects by 45 contemporary Belgian practices contribute to the imaginary landscape.

© Flanders Architecture Institute & Bovenbouw Architectuur

De Met, construction started

The foundation works of the public square and the adjacent access roads in Kasterlee have started.
De Met is the winning proposal of an Open Call competition held in 2012, and is designed and executed in collaboration with Kris Coremans ss/axx. The project for Kasterlee also includes the construction of a community centre and tourist centre (first phase).

Completion is expected by the end of 2021.