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  7. Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects

Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects

  • 01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects
Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects, © Frans Parthesius
© Frans Parthesius

© Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghent, Belgium
  • Architects in Charge

    Xaveer De Geyter, Stéphane Beel, Jo Taillieu, Isabelle Blancke, Inge Buyse – Dan Budik, Piet Crevits, Tobias Labarque, Michael Smith, Lieve Van De Ginste, David Van Severen
  • Structural Engineer

    SWK Arcadis
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Ingenium
  • Landscape

    Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
  • Acoustics

    Daidalos
  • Durability

    Cenergie
  • Area

    7241.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Frans Parthesius
© Frans Parthesius

Text description provided by the architects. The campus path that crosses the building, the topography, the nearby existing economics building, and the new program together generate the form of the building. The path leads down from the street towards the roof of the existing building. On one side are organized all the vertical circulation shafts of the new building, on the other side a double height foyer is accessed from the path.

© Frans Parthesius
© Frans Parthesius

The auditorium is situated above it and accessed through a main stair. Behind is a meeting room of the faculty. On the top level a library is organized around a patio, combined with offices. The front and back façade are in glass and cantilever outwards; two lateral façades are in concrete, one of them being a screen made out of 20m high concrete fins.

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Cite: "Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects" 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/430177/faculty-of-economics-ghent-university-xdga-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884