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Malpertuus Veterinary Clinic / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu

  • 00:00 - 28 February, 2012
Malpertuus Veterinary Clinic / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
Malpertuus Veterinary Clinic / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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Text description provided by the architects. Four vets want a new clinic. A new clinic for consultations; with a lab and operating facilities, organised in a very particular way. One part open to visitors, with consulting rooms; a pharmacy; a reception desk and a waiting area. And a lab area with echo and CT scan; and an operating theatre and short-term stay facilities for animals.Plus administration and overnight-stay facilities.
For vets, the clinic is a ‘practical building’. Because a building could be said to be ‘necessary’. It must be practical in terms of ‘use’, but also in terms of ‘maintenance and hygiene’. With an appropriate budget. Appropriate.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The vets want this clinic in the neighbourhood. In a residential district.Right in the middle of it. Where people live and animals – they go together. The clinic will be next to a dwelling. A dwelling that used to be a farmhouse.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Organisation. Use. Maintenance. Hygiene. Budget. As if it were just about function – not taking the farm into consideration. Or maybe we should actually take it as a starting point. As an ‘extra’. We come up with a simple linear plan; in which the three parts of the plan are in a neat row; or end up piled neatly on top of each other. A central corridor that crosses the waiting area shows the way around the building.
All that under a moving roof line that delineates the building in the context of its surroundings. Like stables adjoining a farmhouse. In wood.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The shell of the construction. The shell of the construction as finished product. How can we do that in such a way that the shell of the construction is no longer just a shell; but a building.Only by using brick. Building in bricks – but maybe different to what we are used to; but just laying bricks…so that it will maybe be like wallpaper. As if it was ornamental.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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Cite: "Malpertuus Veterinary Clinic / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu" 28 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/210118/malpertuus-veterinary-clinic-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu/> ISSN 0719-8884
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