META architectuurbureau, Montigny live-work units, Antwerpen © Filip Dujardin

Woon en werkunits Montigny Antwerpen

META architectuurbureau is behind this mixed-use building that houses apartments, offices and, on the ground level, a piano shop. The building was designed as an ‘intelligent ruin’ with an open plan in which office spaces as well as apartments can be housed. The circulation core was positioned at the back so as to maximize the enjoyment of daylight. The white, prefabricated concrete façades were conceived as a tectonic stacking of floor plates and columns. The windows behind one of the two façades were pulled back to create an intermediate zone for terraces. The recesses of the façade create an expressive shadow play that adds life to the barefaced carcass.

- Louis De Mey

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