Housing Sleepstraat

Ghent Belgium

Typology

  • Commercial › Retail
  • Residential › Collective Housing

Client

Urban Link

Team

Nigel Jooren, Ferran Massip, Eddy Soete, Veroniek Vanhaecke, Tom Janssens, Andres Cordoba de Samaniego, Jens Waelput

Status

Completed 2018

Size

2 400m2

Located on the corner of a merely residential and bustling commercial area in Ghent, OYO designed a mixed use residential building with 23 apartments. OYO conceptualized the building to adapt to its direct surroundings while the roof shape and facade blends together, matching the height of its direct neighbors without losing an interesting density on this corner plot that was abandoned for years. The building imposes a timeless character and architecture while the project enjoys great visibility from the busy crossing in the heart of Ghent’s city center.

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The shape of the plot has defined the general layout and morphology of the project. All terraces are facing a good orientation and views towards the city. The 23 apartments are different in typology.

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The new building looks like a sculpture that is nested in the city and surrounding area.

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From the roof level, residents of the apartments enjoy the views over the city. Qualitative and useful terraces enhance the livability of the apartments and determine the character of the new corner building.

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