Atelier Kempe Thill has completed T2-CAMPUS, a new innovative educational facility

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Architects
Atelier Kempe Thill
Main architects
André Kempe, Oliver Thill.
Team
David van Eck, Marc van Bemmel, Martins Duselis, Saskia Hermanek, Jan-Gerrit Wessels, Jeroen de Waal, Valerie van de Velde, Philip Haak, Rick Hospes, Martins Duselis, Anja Müller, David van Eck, Kento Tanabe.
Partner architects
osar architects NV. Team.- Michiel Verhaegen, 
Els Kuypers, Sacha Bratkowski, Hilde Vermolen, Ilse Van den Brande, Frank Verschuren.
Collaborators
Acoustics.- Bureau De Fonseca. Structural Engineer.- Ney and Partners. Service Engineer.- Studie10. Quantity Surveyor and tender documents.- Atelier Kempe Thill / Osar. Urban planner.- HUB. Urban planning supervisor.- Bart Biermans. Project management.- Het Projectbureau. Jos Dreesen. Technical project management.- IKP bvba. Jos Plessers.
Client
CVBA T2
General contractor
THV Houben - Strabag
Area
Site area.- 27.000 m² Building gross floor area: 24.100 m². Building gross volume.- 129.000 m³.
Budget
Building.- € 30.409.000 (excl. VAT) Installation labs budget.- € 2.200.000 (excl. VAT) Total building budget.- € 32.609.000 (excl. VAT) Total building costs.- ca. € 26.500.000 (excl. VAT) € 1.100/m² - gross (excl. VAT) € 205/m³ - gross (excl.VAT).
Dates
Competition.- March-August 2014. Commission.- March 2015. Planning process.- March 2015 – December 2016. Building process.- January 2017 – August 2018. Opening.- August 2018
Location
Thor Park 8040. BE 3600 Genk, Belgium.
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André Kempe-Oliver Thill ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners was founded in 2000 by the two German architects, André Kempe (’68) and Oliver Thill (’71), following their Europan 5 winning proposal of three hundred dwellings in Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam. While this project didn’t result in a commission, the office survived the recession of 2002-2004 and has been able to position itself well within the European architectural scene. In the last fifteen years the practice has grown from a ‘two-man band’ to a stable, medium-sized office with around twenty five employees.

The office’s range of work has systematically broadened since its foundation. Beginning with collective housing and small public building commissions, the practice portfolio has developed to include large renovation, infrastructure and urban design projects. Single-sided specialisation and the consequent limitations have been avoided through the wide diversity of commissions; as a result the practice is also more economically stable. Since its foundation, Atelier Kempe Thill has tried not to limit itself to the Netherlands, but instead establish itself within the wider European market. Through its participation in over one hundred and twenty international competitions, the office has acquired commissions in the Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Atelier Kempe Thill is becoming increasingly well known in architectural circles. In the last fifteen years the office has appeared in around five hundred publications worldwide, amongst which were two monographs. In addition, the office’s partners have given more than two hundred lectures. This professional recognition enables the office to acquire increasingly complex projects and compete with the larger, more commercial practices.

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