Learning Centre Destelheide
for the ministry of the Flemish Community, Learning centre Destelheide
Design team: Dirk Somers, Isabel Dedeurwaerdere, Ana Celigoj
Photography: Filip Dujardin
Learning centre Destelheide: a brutalist campus on a slope south of Brussels.
Axonometric of 1967 by Paul Felix: a series of concrete buildings set into the slope.
One addition of service facilities on the west side of the site.
By splitting up the program in a garage and a hangar a new in between space comes into being: a terrace offering a view over the valley.
The slant requires the use of retaining walls. Retaining walls make up the building.
A stack of concrete lego blocks.
A dry stack of concrete elements.
An inverse pattern for plint and superstructure. The topography generates different proportions.
Storage for inflammable products.
A new terrace to the restaurant and a rebuilt arena.
The topography revealed in an bench and stair. Another stack of prefab elements.
View onto the valley.
The old 'amphitheatre' down the slope.
A new, lowered spaces creates a more pronounced feel.
Plan of the new arena.
Again a stack of prefab concrete elements.