Projects / School building Philippe Geluck

School building Philippe Geluck - 14.080

Program

Complete mission of C and S engineering for the renovation and extension of a school building

Concept

In 2012, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation launched two pilot projects aimed to meet the ambitious needs of the educational institutions. Their request was to design a construction method that was fast, economical, reproducible and responds to energy and environmental criteria, while allowing real possibilities in terms of architectural quality. The client's wishes implied a process of research and collaboration between the designers and the construction sector. The construction system also had to be reproducible for other sites and types of buildings. Our design in collaboration with Lamcol is based on overall usage of prefabricated cross laminated timber panels. Walls, façades, floors and even finishes are left visible. This offers great flexibility in spatial composition and solutions for more complex sites. Parallel research was being carried out on, to name a few, acoustics, vibrations, fire, and the absorption of horizontal forces by friction.

  • 2013 - 2014

  • A+Practice

  • Herseaux, Belgium

  • 1700 m2

  • 2900000 € Vat Excl.

  • In Study
  • A+Practice