Prins Kavelhof Service Residence Brasschaat
newly built service flats & lobby
The development of 190 sheltered housing units aims to achieve a seamless integration into the municipal residential network. The proximity of the village centre of Brasschaat as well as additional care functions and public transport facilities are a major asset for this location. On the streetside, a foyer building provides common facilities for all residents.
The spatial concept is based on the principle of a conglomeration of individual buildings. The programme is spread across a series of smaller entities to operate on a more human scale. The buildings are conceived as urban villas in a green setting. The existing park landscape is maintained and reinforced as a characteristic element.
The 190 sheltered housing units are spread across 12 pavilions in three different typologies. The number of building layers ranges from 4 to 7. All of this results in a diverse imagery in harmony with the environment’s small-scale texture.
A meandering pergola determines the location’s identity, connects the various elements with each other and creates a distinctive spot in the park. By adapting itself to the structure of neighbouring trees and flowing between them, it almost disappears into the surrounding landscape.
The well-considered implantation of the urban villa is based on intriguing sightlines, relatively small-scale buildings and a limited footprint thanks to a handful of punctual and intelligently situated tall buildings.
photography: Michiel De Cleene - Matthias Vanhoutteghem
Prins Kavelhof, Brasschaat
Van Roey Vastgoed
winning competition design