The extension of a fashion and art school in Antwerp is a square building surrounding a courtyard. the building is lifted on the front side to allow continuity between courtyard and neighbouring park. Previously dead-end circulation in the existing building is now extended into a continuous 3-dimensional loop which flows into various outdoor spaces and a sculpture garden on a roof. A movable beam on top of the extension makes it possible to program the new courtyard for different kinds of events.
status: invited competition
client: Provincial Institute Sint-Godelieve
program: school building extension
location: Antwerp, Belgium
collaborator: Barend Koolhaas & Aura Luz Melis
structural engineering: ABT
team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Ieva Saldauskaite, Alexis Tsakalakis, Konstantinos Tzioras, Thomas Bellanger, Sandrine Iratcabal