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Flanders Business School Antwerpen / by BURO II & ARCHI+I in collaboration with Jan de Vloed

 
Flanders Business School Antwerpen / by BURO II & ARCHI+I in collaboration with Jan de Vloed

© Thomas De Bruyne

Bordering the unique and historic 19th century Jesuit chapel, FBS wanted to build an entirely new infrastructure that meets the most modern requirements of executive education, with an auditorium, cafetaria, conference accommodation, a coffee and business corner, office space, etc. The starting point of the design concept is the preservation of the uniqueness of the listed building: the original intermediate floors, historic vacant space, ventilation of the canals and the 19th century façade.

A. PROJECT DATA

Client
Flanders Business School
Korte Nieuwstraat 33
2000 Antwerpen

Description and location
Renovation of existing school
Korte Nieuwstraat 33 in Antwerpen

Team
EN COLLABORATION WITH ARCHITECTENBUREAU DE VLOED [EXECUTION]
Ir. arch. Patrik Steels [project director]
Ir. arch. Lore De Baere [designer architect]
Arch. Dennis Delvael [project architect]
Int. arch. Anne-Mie Vermaut [interior architect]

Status
Specified execution term: 205 working days
Actual execution term: 256 working days
Handover date: September 15, 2011

Surfaces
Area surface: 730.48 m²
Land use of the building: 730.48 m²
Gross floor area: 1.608,07 m²

Flanders Business School Antwerpen / by BURO II & ARCHI+I in collaboration with Jan de Vloed

© Thomas De Bruyne

B. FINANCIAL DATA
Originally estimated budget: € 2.022.294,78 [excl. VAT]
Contracted budget: € 2.289.787,55 [excl. BTW]
Final budget: € 2.695.921,28 [excl. BTW]

Urban planning
The building project concerns two 19th century buildings on the corner of the Sint-Katelijnevest and the Korte Nieuwstraat. These buildings form a whole and are connected on each floor. They have been listed since 1981. The buildings were vacant and in a precarious condition.

Architecture
Bordering the unique and historic 19th century Jesuit chapel, FBS wanted to build an entirely new infrastructure that meets the most modern requirements of executive education, with an auditorium, cafetaria, conference accommodation, a coffee and business corner, office space, etc.

The preservation of the original vacant space and the historic outside walls form the conceptual basis together with the auditorium and its break rooms (five areas connected to the auditorium). The circulation from and to the auditorium becomes a substantial part of the architecture that externalises FBSs dynamic and creative entrepreneurship. The break rooms engage with the original outside walls and the unique vacant space in the building, resulting in interesting fields of tension and perspectives.

Engineering
The starting point of the design concept is the preservation of the uniqueness of the listed building: the original intermediate floors, historic vacant space, ventilation of the canals and the 19th century façade.

Flanders Business School Antwerpen / by BURO II & ARCHI+I in collaboration with Jan de Vloed

© Thomas De Bruyne

Team
Architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I and Architectenbureau De Vloed [execution]
Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I | Interior Design
Projectmanagement: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Structural conception: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Structural work: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Safety coordination: DCC in onderaanneming van BURO II & ARCHI+I

Contractors
General contractor: Roegiers nv, Kruibeke
Signalisation: Studiegroep Labyrinth bvba, Asse

Copyright of the pictures is Thomas De Bruyne.

Flanders Business School Antwerpen / by BURO II & ARCHI+I in collaboration with Jan de Vloed