Turnova - Schakel

Collective housing , Retail

Turnova is a vibrant new neighbourhood near the Grote Markt in the middle of Turnhout. B-architecten designed six of the buildings, including Schakel.


completed - 2020




4.500 m2


Heeren Group


Christophe Combes, Evert Crols, Ilse De Ridder, Dirk Engelen, Sebastian Erhardt, Bernard Forier, Marta Galiana, Sven Grooten, Pedro Guerra, Inês Lourenço, Johannes Müntinga, Thomas Pirenne, Valentin Piret, Thomas Raskin, Steven Stessens, Arthur Stolk, Karin Theuns, Nathan Van Esbroeck, Toon Van Mieghem, An Vanderhoydonck

In collaboration with


The apartment building, with its raking cornice, connects the low terraced houses in the Baron Frans du Fourstraat with the new, higher, Turnhout art academy. The sloping profile offers the possibility of integrating spacious roof terraces in the building.

The robust red brick architecture, recessed windows and concrete plinth all bear witness to the former industrial architecture of the site. The building comprises 30 apartments and 2 commercial spaces.

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