A Ghent city tour along a selection of our projects
In our personalised B-city guide, we invite you to walk with us through Ghent and discover a selection of our projects. Here, we give you a short description of each project on the itinerary. For a more detailed explanation, simply click through to the corresponding project page.
Find the mapped-out walking route on the RouteYou app or download it here.
1. Braun school
The Jesuit College is a protected monument and has held numerous different functions throughout its history. The restoration of the damaged patrimony was much needed and was carried out with respect for the historical context.
The best-preserved gasholder was restored, while the severely weathered gasholder was renovated and given a new use. Both gasholders are part of the Tinder site park.
3. Villa Voortman
This listed villa with its historic garden is part of the much larger Voortman site. The important historic Empire-style villa retained its original function as a mansion, but now also offers a variety of services on the ground floor that are affiliated to the hotel and assisted living apartments.
4. Den Briel
This multifunctional complex plays a central role in the Voortman urban project. Hotel Den Briel forms a functional and architectural ensemble with the assistance flats, as they are connected both below and above ground.
5. Blaisant church
We went for a sleek design that respectfully positions itself against the formal language of the former church. Old and new enter into a fascinating dialogue.
6. Baudelo site
After stabilisation of the vaults and trusses, work could begin on refurbishing the chapel's interior. By adding removable storey floors, the use of the building was taken to a higher level. The site is now ready to face a bright future with multifunctional use.
7. St Bavo primary school
We found the creative solution to provide not only the new classrooms, but also the playground on the roof of the existing school building. The result is an architecture that adds a new and colourful accent to the streetscape.
After a thorough volume study and consultation with the relevant town planning and heritage departments, the added volume was designed and positioned in a qualitative and conscious manner, in relation to its surroundings.
9. Beguinage Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyen
The beguinage Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyen, also called Klein Begijnhof (Small Beguinage), is a typical walled city beguinage, which is still very authentic and atmospheric after a history of 750 years.
10. Huis van de Abdis
Within the restored building, we designed a contemporary self-study centre with easy access to new technologies, where user interaction with the collection is encouraged.
11. Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyze
A hidden heritage icon located in the historic heart of Ghent. The rococo street façade and classicist garden façade form a unique ensemble, known to few. The city palace is already regularly opened to promote it to the general public.