Prins Leopold, Borgerhout (Antwerpen)

Prins Leopold

While the composition of the street façade of this passive housing project in Borgerhout suggests one smaller and one bigger residence, the street plinth presents three front doors. The plinth presents a slight tonal difference compared with the main part of the façade and is topped off with its own cornice. The cornice establishes a connection to the slightly different neighbouring terraced houses with their piano nobile storeys. A complex plan and section configuration entangle the three residences to create optimal living conditions on a plot theoretically too small for three terraced houses, while still offering three individual street addresses. Delicately designed mundane figures such as ventilation, drainpipes and letter boxes add depth to the monochrome façade.

- Louis De Mey

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