Harmony between nature and business. Gate of the Prijkels by DELVA, KAAN and DENC-STUDIO

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Project team
Lead Architect.- KAAN Architecten.
Local Architect.- DENC-STUDIO.
Landscape Architect.- DELVA Landscape Architects.
Landscape Artist.- Paul de Kort.
Sustainability advisor.- DENC-STUDIO.
Structural, MEP, building physics and fire safety engineer.- BM Engineering.
Mobility advisor.- Suunta.
Acoustics advisor.- Bureau De Fonseca.
Safety coordinator.- VeCoBo.
22,750 sqm.
Aparcamiento.- 15,000 sqm.
Competition phase.- November 2021 – March 2022.
Design phase.- 2023.
Karrewegstraat, Deinze, Belgium.

DELVA Landscape Architecture Urbanism

DELVA is a leading office for landscape design and urban planning. We are convinced of the power of our craft: working with the systematics of nature to tackle the major challenges of the future. That is why we turn the design process upside down and take the landscape as our basis. We use spatial development as a means of densification, greening and sustainability.

Starting from the essence of the place, we create meaningful landscapes and spatial experiences, from sketch to realization. By taking a position and cooperating integrally with all partners in the design process, we connect the landscape intrinsically with buildings, technology, policy and financial viability.

DELVA is located in the heart of Amsterdam and is led by founding partner Steven Delva and partner Emiel Swinnen. They are supported by Rogier Hendriks (concept and design), Sander van den Bosch (engineering and implementation) and Jeroen Jacobs (planting specialist). Since our foundation, we have grown into a dynamic and solid team of 25 landscape architects, urban designers, architects and cultural technicians. Over the years, we have built up a broad portfolio, with a rich diversity of locations, scale levels, phases and typologies. We have won multiple awards and are very proud to have been announced Architect of the Year.

Kees Kaan. KAAN Architecten

KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam based architectural firm operating in a global context and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment. The studio, led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the studio.

Since the launch of the firm, KAAN Architecten has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working with the private and the public sector, with project teams that become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a profession that changes at a rapid pace. KAAN Architecten seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.

KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notion of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.

Selection of completed projects:

2017, B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague (NL)!
2016, De Bank – new KAAN Architecten’s office, Rotterdam (NL)
2016, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague (NL)!
2015, Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2013, Dreamhouse, Rotterdam (NL)!
2013, Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)!
2010, District Water Board Brabantse Delta, Breda (NL)
!2008, Crematorium Heimolen, Sint Niklaas (BE)!
2004, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague

KAAN Architecten ©Casper Rila

Bart Cobbaert, Delphine Deceuninck. DENC-STUDIO

DENC-STUDIO is an architecture studio founded in 2004 and led by Bart Cobbaert and Delphine Deceuninck. After their studies, they remained active as researchers for several years at the School of Sciences and Arts, Department of Architecture, Sint-Lucas Ghent. His affinity with his field of research, "sustainable construction," did not remain a purely theoretical thought because it was applied to his projects.

DENC-STUDIO is a medium-sized office that guarantees its customer service by ensuring participation and personal drive. His team guarantees a professional approach in which functionality and feasibility are linked to architectural innovation and spatial quality in a contemporary and sober design, with continuous attention to detail, durability, and ease of use.



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