Venning Housing Estate, Kortrĳk Sustainable Residential Development, Koksijde Architecture Images
Venning Housing Estate
Belgium Housing Development Upgrade in Koksijde, West Flanders design by BURO II & ARCHI+I
19 Oct 2016
Venning Housing Estate in Kortrĳk
Location: Koksijde, West Flanders, Belgium
Design: BURO II & ARCHI+I
The social housing company Goedkope Woning at Kortrĳk initiated a comprehensive upgrade of its outdated assets in 2008.
Intentionally emphasis was put on healthier homes, rational and more efficient use of space, lower energy consumption and low maintenance costs for Venning Housing Estate.
At the same time, it also aims fundamentally to reorient the liveability of the neighbourhoods, to integrate into the existing social setting to the greatest possible extent.
The upgrade of Venning district cost around €35 million, of which subsidies from Europe accounted for about 10%. It seems a lot, but this should be enough to function well for the next 40 years.
The neighbourhood expanded from 163 to 196 homes, many of which are for large families, with 21 specially-adapted homes for wheelchair users.
The diversity of home types makes it possible to continue to live there permanently.
Energy consumption declined by approx. 12.5% compared with previous consumption.
Photography: Gerald Van Rafelghem
Venning Housing Estate in Kortrĳk images / information from BURO II & ARCHI+I Architects, Belgium
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