First Prize in a competition for AGVespa and Brandweer Antwerpen.
Fire Station Berendrecht in Antwerp has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
Design Team: Dirk Somers, Eline Aerts, Sidse Hald
A collaboration with Abetec, Util and Passiefhuisplatform
Photography: Filip Dujardin
A new firestation somewhere north in the Antwerp harbor.
A triangular site surrounded by infrastructure on all sides.
Industrial romanticism from ‘Vers une architecture’: stacking buildings
John Körmeling. A domestic element in a hostile environment.
Idea sketch. A domestic floor on top of 2 utilitarian floors. The sports field as a corner figure.
Siteplan. A dot in a landscape of boxes.
entrance, garage, atelier.
Office and changing rooms wrapped around the garage.
The domestic level on the second floor around a patio:
living room, kitchen, fitness, outdoor sportsfield, sleeping rooms.
Section with sliding poles
Street facade: a house on top of a hangar.
Northeast facade. The outdoor sports field as a corner element.
The construction: staircase in concrete blocks.
The concrete frame. Everything else will be made of wood.
Insulating wooden sandwich panels.
The living floor as a wooden frame according to passive building technique.
Superposition of wood claddings
left, splitlevel staircase and sliding poles
right, facade study