- Size : landscape + built
- 1.915 m²
- Type of procurment
Ph: Bruno Dias Ventura
Bergbos - 11 collective housing units.
11 houses are built on the Merelbeke site on the outskirts of Ghent in response to the city's wish to densify its periphery. The houses are part of a larger-scale ensemble organized around a park. The light reflecting on the material gives the project an impression of low density. They attempt to respond to a search for a quality of life that respects the values of sharing within the neighbourhood.
The project aims to build a group of dwellings, houses, a rest home and a park. Working with different architects, Multiple designed the housing, Stéphane Beel the rest home and NU architectuur the flats.
The architecture produces porosity made of openings between the volumes that are deliberately structured.
The unitary coherence between the 11 entities is given by the material and the deliberately massive treatment of the houses. Oriented towards the gardens, it produces a threshold, a transition, capable of giving this ensemble places of privacy while participating in collective life.