De Ideale Woning - Borgerhout

Collective housing

This residential project is located on the intersection of the Kattenberg and the Vinçottestraat in Antwerp.


1st prize


completed - 2019




2.260 m2


De Ideale Woning


Sarai Bervoets, Christophe Combes, Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Pedro Guerra, Hans-Christian Karlberg, Nathalie Lambregts, Cristina Magro Baroni, Olmo Peeters, Els Vanmellaert, An Vanderhoydonck

It consists of 17 flats, 5 ground floor single family dwellings, an underground car park and a common garden. The apartment building has 2 spacious entrances. Each entrance zone leads to two apartments per level. The single family houses all have individual entrances from the new park in the Vinçottestraat.

The common garden can be accessed through the Vinçottestraat. It is open to all inhabitants and also leads to the bicycle shed.

The apartment block building is composed of alternating volumes which shift to create inside terraces for all apartments. The outside skin of the building is built with auburn bricks and the inside carved out volumes of the terraces are finished off with light grey panels. The single family dwellings have a large bay window with a view on the park.

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