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It is the inner area that brings alive the new living complex in the Florastraat-Terlostraat. It is a perfect meeting point for all inhabitants and it will spread its liveliness throughout the entire neighbourhood.

The very distinctive warehouse is turned into flexible lofts. It was important to preserve the rough industrial character to keep its original attractive. All the lofts’ spacious terraces face south.

The passive houses are raised above the street level for privacy and are not only accessible from the street but also have a secondary entrance through the common inner areas.
The passive houses in the Terlostraat have split levels to guarantee privacy and to create a rich volume between the interconnected spaces. All the living spaces have large windows, giving the rooms an extra quality.

The passive house in Florastraat has a terrace overlooking the central entrance to the courtyard and a roof terrace as an island in the living roof.

Above the parking entrance are two identical passive apartments, with bedrooms facing the quiet inner courtyard and crossing living rooms that give way to the large private terraces.

collective housing

competition 1st prize
status completed - 2016
location Antwerp
surface 3.270 m²
client AG VESPA
team Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Jenne Gits, Stefan Goossens, Sven Grooten, Pedro Guerra, Cristina Magro Baroni, An Vanderhoydonck, Patrick Verhamme
© Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens