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What if architecture generates social fabric in the middle of an urban development patchwork
To meet the growing, worldwide demand for water purifying products, Aquatreat – a world leading company in industrial water treatment and trailblazer in ecologic water management - invested not only in this state-of-the-art industrial facility with passive offices, labs and production areas. It invested in a crystal clear statement: highly specialized industrial processes and sustainability aren't mutually exclusive. On the contrary.
"Not many architects are willing and able to sit and think with their customers the way YUGENING did.”
“The study and design took three years, but I remember the breakthrough meeting I had with Koen Van Grimbergen. It only took us 45 minutes to draw up the final concept that made everything come together.
Not many architects are willing and able to sit and think with their customers the way YUGENING did.”
(Jan Vandersypen, Founder of Aquatreat)
The result is an exemplary synergy of economy, aesthetics and ecology.
non-toxic and natural building materials
wooden construction reduces stress-levels
off-grid smart energy system
on-site storage of excess solar energy
heating / cooling through geothermal energy
smart system opperates machinery when renewable energy is optimally available
bee friendly, CO2 absorbing green roof
zero discharge of waste water
collection and filtration of all rain water
environmental cost of new facility <500 tons CO2
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LOCATION: Kruibeke - CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2017-2018 - CLIENT: Het Landgoed Development
Where living and working meet in a single masterplan, built on a former industrial site.
An impossible renovation with impossibly beautiful results.