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Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture

Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture

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Mechelen, Belgium
  • Architects: Label Architecture
  • Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture | ArchDaily Area of this architecture project Area: 5018.0
  • Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture | ArchDaily Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture | ArchDaily Photographs: Stijn Bollaert
  • Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture | ArchDaily Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Autodesk, Vandemoortel
© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

Text description provided by the architects. The Ursulinensite in the centre of Mechelen亚洲欧美图片免费区,偷拍图片图片区大全, Belgium, is characterised by a mishmash of building types and styles, lacking any clear definition. Made up out of different public buildings intertwined with private dwellings, the building block presents itself as a labyrinthine and hardly legible piece of city fabric.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
Plan A2
Plan A2
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© Stijn Bollaert

In an attempt to structure the open space of the building block, the project introduces a series of courtyards. In combination with the extreme compactness of the new buildings, we recreate large unbuilt spaces, forming breathing areas in the middle of the dense block.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

The transition from the public to the private sphere, from the streets to the classrooms, has a clear hierarchy and becomes tangible in the positioning and permeability of its surrounding architecture.

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

亚洲欧美图片免费区,偷拍图片图片区大全The new volumes are as much integrated in their volume as they are in their architectural language. We turn the truth upside down. By referring to the industrial archetypes of the past, the buildings play with the memory of the residents. Maybe the school buildings were there first, have been renovated a few times, and the rest of the building block was built around them? 

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

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Cite: "Ursulinen Blocks and Courtyards / Label Architecture" 12 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.sophisticated-ignorance.com/933623/ursulinen-blocks-and-courtyards-label-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Ursulinen街区改造,梳理‘迷宫式’城市肌理 / Label Architecture

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