Social rental housing, Lummen

Social rental housing, Lummen - Broekx-Schiepers Architecten - (c) Dennis Brebels
Social rental housing, Lummen - Broekx-Schiepers Architecten - (c) Dennis Brebels
Social rental housing, Lummen - Broekx-Schiepers Architecten - (c) Dennis Brebels
Social rental housing, Lummen - Broekx-Schiepers Architecten - (c) Dennis Brebels

The OCMW decided to replace an elongated farmstead in one of the ribbons with seven new social houses.

Broekx-Schiepers proposed locating the homes on the perimeter of the plot, so as to form a central open space facing the houses along the ribbon development. They also designed a canopy in the middle of this space under which people can park their cars. Each house boasts a small terrace at the back. All of the kitchens and living rooms look out onto the open space. The façades are executed in white sheeting alternated with red building blocks. Here and there, the eaves project outwards. It is not clear where one house ends and the other begins. This enhances the communal nature of the square, which becomes a place where residents and passers-by alike are welcome: for a barbecue, a party under the canopy or a neighbourly chat on the doorstep. This is a breath of fresh air in a village where each home is intended to be the most singular expression of wholly individual housing desires.

Author: Oswald Devisch. This text has been published in the Architecture Review Flanders N°11. Embedded Architecture.

Architectenbureau: 

Broekx-Schiepers Architecten

Ontwerpers: 

Broekx-Schiepers Architecten
Peter Princen
Davy Stroobants

Opdrachtgever: 

OCMW-Lummen

Taal: 

Nederlands, Engels

Straat: 

Helvetiastraat

Nummer: 

36

Gemeente: 

Lummen

Land: 

België

Datum oplevering: 

2013

Oppervlakte: 

537 m²

Volume: 

1 708 m³

Totale bouwkost: 

749 219 €, excl. BTW

Totale bouwkost per m2: 

1 279 €, excl. BTW

Studiebureaus: 

stabiliteit: AB Associates, Hasselt
technische installaties: Studiebureau ir. P. Poelmans
ontwerp openbare buitenruimte: Technum, Hasselt

Hoofdaannemers: 

Regabouw nv, Wechelderzande

Corporate partners

Retail Estates

Cultural partners

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