The design is based on the learning environment of the future. The building aspires to bring people together and act as a catalyst for change and development by opening up towards its surroundings with respect for future developments and the current identity of an ever-evolving campus.
Renovation of a private residence with views on the Flemish dunes.
How do you create a future proof corporate HQ for hundreds of employees, a car park AND a new green space on a fairly modest plot of land? In 2018 OYO won the pitch (and a BREEAM EXCELLENT accreditation) by asking and answering this question for Agristo, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of potato products in the world.
We are proposing a new creative incubator, an unconventional office space with a maximum focus on atmosphere, flexibility, ease of use and efficiency. We translate Leiedal's sustainable philosophy into this hybrid entity that is inviting and adaptive. A dynamic and timeless platform where the user is central and where green and building form a symbiosis within a sustainable philosophy.
When considering where to position a new sports hall in Ledeberg, we asked ourselves how could we maximise the use of space in such a densely populated part of the city? How could we create a sports hall without encroaching on (much needed) parking and green spaces that existed in the neighbourhood? These questions led us to a solution designed to turn wasteland beneath a highway into a vision for youth sport, whilst also enabling the creation of a general sports hall that wouldn’t encroach on parking space.
Master plan for 147 housing units in a former industrial area. The design strives for a pleasant living environment, a new world of experience and a smooth flow of traffic to and from the nearby neighbourhoods.
This family house is the result of a close collaboration between client and architect. OYO was given carte blanche, which opened the possibility to focus on an ecological and compact building from the start.
In 2018, OYO won a competitive pitch to rearchitect the town hall of Jabbeke, a small town in West Flanders. The original site was a traditional building with traditional functions. We approached the project asking ourselves, what does a town hall mean to people today? And how can it mean more? Our answers led us to create a space of welcome and public enjoyment.
As part of a competitive pitch, OYO was invited to design a large residential block for Wibier St Amandsberg (the assisted living complex for elderly people). We won the competition not by designing a building, but by designing ways to combat loneliness.
OYO were approached to collaborate on a PPS development in Dendermonde’s city centre. The project would provide residential, commercial and public spaces, but a central challenge involved designing a structure that wouldn’t contribute to the city’s ongoing battle with congestion on its main street… We had to ask ourselves, how could we create a new landmark space that was useful to residents, without further burdening the city’s infrastructure?