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3073

Den Brandt, Boom

Former hospital campus is given a new use as a multifunctional complex with public services, police station, a nursery and assisted living accommodations. 

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In 2007, the OCMW in Boom held a competition requiring the design and feasibility study for the reallocation of the former hospital campus Den Brandt into a multifunctional complex with offices for public services and police, a nursery and assisted living accommodations. In 2009, the application submitted by SumProject in collaboration with Baro Consulting was selected.

 

The complete building is stripped to its load-bearing structure and will be given a new skin. This will raise the energetic performance level of the building to a contemporary standard and adds a clear distinction between the office zones and the assisted living accommodations. Value is added to the quality of the common areas by establishing large, colourful, court-side terraces that connect to the central hallway and provide it with light and air. For this reason, the central building volume is demolished and new entrance volumes are created: a central entrance hall with porch roof and a separate entrance for police services.

 

The ground floor and the first floor accommodate the offices of the VDAB, PWA and the police. The after-school nursery is given a place on the ground floor of the perpendicular wing while the day nursery will be on the first floor. All upper floors except for the sixth floor are converted into assisted living accommodations.

 

The outdoor environment is not neglected and includes play areas for the nursery. Also the open space between the new complex and the Kerkhofstraat is strategically redesigned.

 

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client

OCMW Boom

concept

SumProject - Baro Consulting bvba

in collaboration with

Arch&Teco Engineering (technical installations)
Daidalos Peutz (building physiscs)
EDV (consultant Energy Conservation)
Dirk Vandekerkhove (landscape)

date

architectural competition 2007

project / construction       2008 -







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