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2016

Residences and Offices - "Kouterhof ", Gent

Living on the waterfront is again a reality in Ghent 

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The former bank building of the Generale Bank company on the Kouterplein in Ghent is getting a new, contemporary and attractive refurbishment. The Kouterhof project includes an extensive inner city development with residences and 8,600m² of office area. The residences are on the Kouter and at the waterfront, while the office facilities are located in the inner area.

The project is a combination of thorough restoration, sustainable renovation and contemporary new buildings. Nearly 5,000m² of open space and green zones are being laid and a total of 124 parking spots will be provided.

 

The mix of living, working, relaxing and open space joins the renewed dynamics of the Kouter in Ghent's inner city. Through history, the Kouter was the large, stately and provincial square of the market, banks and opera. However over the last few years, the Kouter has evolved into a lively and exciting city square, with spacious underground parking, the restored concert hall Handelsbeurs, a flower market, the University with its student life and many commercial developments in the neighbourhood.

 

The project marks an important step in the revaluation of life on the waterfront. The Ketelvaart, which in past decades was hidden from the city dweller behind extensive volumes and unattractive façade walls, will regain importance with this development. Living on the waterfront is increasingly a reality in Ghent's city centre.

 

2016

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client

AG Real Estate
FORTIS Real Estate development/FORTIS Bank

concept

SumProject

in collaboration with

B.CEC nv - Arch & Teco Group (stability)
VK Engineering (techniques)
SECO (project consultant)
D2S International (building phisics)
Dirk Vanderkerhove (landscape)
D. Laporte & H. Missiaen (historical study)

date

2007 - 2010







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