De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven

De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen
De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen
De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen
De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen
De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen
De Wijnpers agricultural college, Leuven, (c) Bas Princen

A CASCADE OF STAIRS. A cut-out in the building offers a view onto the surrounding fields and the city in the distance. The agricultural college lies just outside the city centre of Leuven. The elongated volume with five floors was established parallel with the geometric fields on which the rear façade gives out. On the street side lies the playground, which also serves as the roof of the sports centre. Behind the concrete front façade, a parallel series of stairs connects the playground and the sports hall with the classrooms.

This text has been published in the Architecture Review Flanders N°12. Tailored Architecture.

Architectenbureau: 

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Ontwerpers: 

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Richard Venlet (kunstintegratie)

Opdrachtgever: 

Provincie Vlaams Brabant

Taal: 

Engels

Straat: 

Mechelsevest

Nummer: 

72

Gemeente: 

Leuven

Land: 

België

Datum oplevering: 

2015

Oppervlakte: 

4 010 m²

Totale bouwkost: 

4 700 000 €, excl. BTW

Studiebureaus: 

Util Structuurstudies, stabiliteit
Bureau Bouwtechniek, uitvoeringsbegeleiding
Studiebureau R. Boydens, technieken

Hoofdaannemers: 

Franki Construct

Corporate partners

Retail Estates

Cultural partners