Headquarter of Urbaine UAP and housing
1,500 sqm. (1987-1990); (01-180).
– Construction management
– Interior design
– Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering
– Project management
– Quantity surveying
– Structural engineering
The project responds to the Urbaine UAP Insurance Company’s wishes to establish a regional representative headquarters in Flanders, initially intended to require minimal space, with future growth possibilities.
The project entails ground floor office space with parking below and duplex apartments on the second and third floors above. Like the Athenée royale in Waterloo, (1980 – 1986) and the Vandenbusshe project at Deinze (1993 – ), the project is conceived so that the space can easily be adapted to alternative functions.
The basis structure of the building comprises 9 x 36 m spaces served by sizeable additions containing vertical passageways and technical space. Such additions balance the building’s composition and orient visitors. The preoccupation with flexible space proved useful as, less than two years after its completion, the entire building was refitted for office space.
- L’ARCA, n° 45, January 1991, p 98 ; (Italy)
- ARCH & LIFE, n° 45, November – December 1991, pp. 12-14; (Belgium).
|01-180||OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDING, ROESELAERE.|
|Architecture:||W. Azou, L. Finet, M. Mollaert, F. Janssens de Bisthoven, D. Morel.|
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