Collective housing, Gistel

Collectieve woningen, Gistel, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, (c) Maarten Vanden Abbeele

The intervention by Witherford Watson Mann architects in the heart of Gistel draws on the full range of urban planning intelligence in order to fit collective housing into the fabric of a village. In this project, the indented corner is employed to keep the field open for the historical inn that shares the plot. The new homes are pushed towards the inner edges of the site, which creates a specific public yard, not in the sense of being a low-traffic residential street, but as an unconsciously recognisable village typology, where its own rules and customs apply automatically.

This text is based on an article by Ward Verbakel, published in Flanders Architectural Review N°12: Tailored Architecture.

Architectenbureau: 

Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Ontwerpers: 

Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Opdrachtgever: 

Woonwel

Taal: 

Nederlands

Straat: 

Tempelhofstraat

Nummer: 

1A -13

Gemeente: 

Gistel

Land: 

België

Datum oplevering: 

2016

Oppervlakte: 

1 378 m²

Totale bouwkost: 

1 570 000 €, excl. BTW

Totale bouwkost per m2: 

1 139 €, excl. BTW

Studiebureaus: 

Bureau Bouwtechniek, Architecturale Ondersteuning, Antwerpen
BAS bvba, Stabiliteit, Leuven
Studieburo Vandenberghe, Technieken, Gent
Paul Deroose bvba, Landschapsarchitect, Jabbeke

Hoofdaannemers: 

Simoens bvba

Corporate partners

Retail Estates

Cultural partners