“Variations of repetition - a social housing block in Antwerp” Article on building block Eric Sasse with 120 social houses by Építészfórum.hu (Hungarian) as part of the thematic week ‘Housing’.
Hooray, we are so happy with the selection as laureate for the new fire station Antwerp Lillo, commissioned by AG Vespa on behalf of Brandweer Zone Antwerpen.
Hand in hand with figuring out the brief, we examined a long narrow strip, which is both wide in its use and in its conception. The conglomerate of both existing and new building parts is given a distinct face while being embedded in the port landscape. We seek for a complex, yet strong figure with a clear formal language, which hopefully becomes greater than the sum of its parts. In collaboration with LAB-V and IRS Studiebureau.
BULK-WIT & KARUUR architects are extremely proud with the selection as designers for the northern edge of the Arena neighborhood in Deurne. This unique place will receive a complete makeover in the coming years. This special part of the city is situated on the footprint of a former fort and is mainly characterized by the Arenahal, a central green space and the exceptional patrimony of the modernist Antwerp architect Renaat Braem and the refined brutalist urban villas of Lode Wouters-Fons Mostien & Boud Rombouts. The development plan drawn up earlier by our team in collaboration with CLUSTER already defined the urban planning principles of the redevelopment into a low-traffic green neighborhood.
The 148 social housing units of Woonhaven Antwerpen in the northern edge are in poor condition and will be demolished. The municipal swimming pool will also be demolished. A design competition was organized for the architectural assignment of approximately 289 new social housing units.
“Each apartment as a unique home”. Article on housing project Edwardshof Mortsel in ‘Bouwen Aan Vlaanderen’. (Dutch). The redevelopment of the former nursery school ‘De Perenpit’ with 26 dwellings and co-housing is nearing completion.
See and be seen
“See and be seen”. Article on DDS in Dendermonde by A+. The project is a close collaboration between BULK and Studio Jan Vermeulen for the new headquarters of Flemish intermunicipal partnership in the Dender-Durme-Schelde region.
“21st century in harmony with interbellum”. Article on social housing project Eric Sasse in Bouwen Aan Vlaanderen (Dutch).
Belgian Building Awards
Project Tripelhuis has been nominated for the Belgian Building Awards 2023 in the category 3-2-1-Façade. On a double lot in Antwerpen Deurne we built a large house with three ground bound dwellings for two clients. One of them lives on the ground floor by the garden. Two compact apartments above are rented out.
The 3-2-1 Façade Award focuses on clustered living that, in an innovative way, succeed in achieving maximum living quality with a lot of attention to daylight and privacy, despite the limited dimensions and despite the limited number of facades.
Construction time again.
With the new year, the construction of two projects will also start. The first phase of De Tuinen, the development of a mixed project with 100 homes and commercial spaces, commissioned by Van Roey Vastgoed, will start in Puurs. In Turnhout, we are building 42 social homes on the Nieuwe Erven site with social housing cooperation De Ark.
A cheerful and inspiring new year!
BULK wishes you happy holidays and a cheerful and inspiring new year!
Our offices will be closed from Friday 23 December 2022.
We will be available again from 9 January 2023.
photo Stany Dederen - Technische Dienst Blankenberge - 2007
The Cadix A5 housing project has been nominated for the RES Awards in the category Residential. Before the ceremony on the 16th of February 2023, a professional and independent jury composed of top real estate professionals and architects, will vote for a winner in each category. A collaboration with Bovenbouw architectuur en Sergison Bates architects.