Zorghotel Qaly Beersel / 51N4E

Zorghotel Qaly Beersel / 51N4E

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Beersel, Belgium
  • Architects: 51N4E
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10880
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Filip Dujardin
  • Structural Engineering: ALL-INgeneering – Zoersel, Belgium
  • Technical Engineering: Istema – Gent, Belgium
  • Acoustical Engineering: De Fonseca – Meise, Belgium
  • Landscape: Land9, Aldrik Heirman, Nazareth, Belgium
  • Consultants: Probis Consulting, Geel, Belgium
  • Clients: QALY Development
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© Filip Dujardin
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Text description provided by the architects. On the rolling landscape of a former farmer’s field, today enclosed by suburban development, new care, and recreation center for the elderly takes form. The main challenge was the integration of a building program larger than the surrounding villa tissue without disturbing the suburban qualities of Beersel.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
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Site Plan
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The plan is articulated in such a way as to leave breathing space between the new building and the surrounding urban tissue while realizing the necessary programme for a community with a growing need for such facilities. Its form frames a new park, the façade forms its background analogous to a kind of populated garden wall.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

At the point where the building meets the public domain, it opens up formally and functionally, making a link between the world of the residents and the broader community; a place to meet, something which the area doesn’t have today. At a smaller scale, the resident’s windows are designed to be as inhabitable as possible; taking on the role of a piece of furniture, as well as a window out onto the world.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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Address: Beersel, Belgium

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Cite: "Zorghotel Qaly Beersel / 51N4E" 31 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913796/zorghotel-qaly-beersel-51n4e/> ISSN 0719-8884

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