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Campus Schoonmeersen at University HOGENT Ghent

13 Dec – more photos added ; 11 Dec 2020

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen Buildings

Design: SADAR + VUGA d.o.o. with LENS°ASS Architecten

Location: HOGENT campus Schoonmeersen, Voskenslaan 364A, Belgium
Phone: +32 9 243 20 04

Photos below by German Luis Bourgeat

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

The Faculty Of Social Work At Kampus Schoonmeersen Of University Hogent in Ghent opens to Public

11th of December 2020 – The new building for the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) and the new Sports Hall Extension at Kampus Schoonmeersen of University HOGENT in Ghent, Belgium, were completed in September 2020. The buildings are now opened to the public with limited access due to the coronavirus.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

The new building for the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) acts as a southern gateway and the new Sports Hall Extension forms the northern gate to the campus.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

Building T is a free-standing volume, set back off the Voskenslaan, creating an open space as a transition between residential homes along the street and the large green axis of the future masterplan development. Its monolithic massing communicates with its immediate surroundings with a permeable shading membrane, horizontal lamellas which evenly wrap the building’s englazed volume.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

The wrap opens up at the north-west side of the building in front of the plaza as a big entrance arch, unveiling the interior of the building on the ground floor. The big entrance arch acts as an inviting element that directs people from the plaza/lawn outside to the interior of the building.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

Building T is developed as a new school environment, as a hybrid studyscape, where students, teachers, visitors, and the general public meet, interact, study, work, and play. Long corridors are avoided in the building, as well as the separation between vertical and horizontal circulation. Two big round atriums provide a visual connection between the floors, vertical and horizontal circulation on the edges of the atrium provides a smooth transition between the floors.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

The central stripe with the two atriums becomes a new type of school space. It is developed on four levels, from the entrance level to the inhabited roof. This is a space for meetings, gatherings, informal events, performances, and spectating, as well as for study and work. It becomes a sort of interior semi-public space, a vertical hall, where activities on each floor are evenly stimulated by visual connection through the atrium space. On each level, there are entrances to classrooms on both side stripes, leading from the central stripe.

Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent

The porous monolithic volume acts visually as a recognizable mark of future campus development. Namely, the most open, socially interactive central stripe of the building stretches all way to the glass façade and shading lamellas, creating a visual connection between the street space and the activity in the interior, whereas more standard organized classrooms of the NW and SE stripe are visually detached from the lamellas by evacuation corridors.

Photos below by Julien Lanoo

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building

Thus, the building has different visual depths: the entrance arch is the deepest, the street and campus side are the shallowest. The new Faculty of Social Work gets a character of a public building, where activities of the school are not only presented to the campus but also to the general public and inhabitants of Ghent.

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building

This public environment would not happen only on the ground floor: the public path – the promenade stretches through all levels, passing by an exhibition area, working desks, and study chambers. The promenade acts as a presentation route of the life of the school.

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building

The social, visual, and spatial permeability of the building is supported by its environmental/atmospheric character of the building. The displaced overlay of the two atriums, as well as their roof, and lamella shaders, which provide insulation in winter and spring/autumn, and shading in summer, stimulates migration of people and activities in the building.

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen Belgium

Their tendency to find the most comfortable place along the promenade in a certain season as well as the time of the day provides a vivid and ever-changing occupancy of different areas in the building.

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building Belgium

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen – Building Information

Type: education, culture

Source: Open Call invited competition, 1st prize

Client: HOGENT, Ghent, Belgium

Location/Address: New building of the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) , Ghent, Belgium

Total floor area: 14.967 m2

Site area: 20.000 m2

Structure: reinforced concrete, glass, fiberglass composite lammela

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building

Architects:
SADAR+VUGA – Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Miha Čebulj, Mirjam Milič, Grega Mervič)
STUDIO LENS°ASS – Bart Lens, Thijs Prinsen, Sönke Timm

Construction consulting: Atelier One + Bureau Partners nv

Services: Bureau Partners nv

Acoustics: Daidalos-Peutz

Landscape: Snoeck & Partners nv

University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building

Photos: German Luis Bourgeat ; Julien Lanoo

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University College Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen images / information from SADAR + VUGA Arhitekti

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Previously on e-architect:

26 Apr 2012

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Campus Schoonmeersen
Design: SADAR + VUGA d.o.o. with LENS°ASS Architecten
University College Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen building Belgium
image © SADAR + VUGA
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