The Building blocks designed by and named after architect Gustav Fierens (1881-1962) in the centre of Antwerp date from 1939. After a period of muddled decision-making and public protest, the former modernist social housing blocks are spared from demolition in 2014. AG Vespa wants to research affordable and alternative housing typologies and wishes to revitalize the commercial plinth.
Reconversion existing social housing block
Proposal, closed competition (runner-up)