name - [ˈkrœybekə]

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



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