Open and vertical density. Melopee School by XDGA

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Architects
XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architects. Architects.- Xaveer De Geyter, Ingrid Huyghe, Willem Van Besien.
Design team
Competition.- Xaveer De Geyter, Doug Allard, Thérese Fritzell, Ingrid Huyghe, Willem Van Besien, Stéphanie Willocx. Design.- Xaveer De Geyter, Karel Bruyland, Thérese Fritzell, Arie Gruijters, Ingrid Huyghe, Willem Van Besien, Stéphanie Willocx
Collaborators
Structure.- Ney & Partners.
Mechanics.- Studiebureau Boydens.
Acoustics.- Daidalos Peutz.
Client
SO Gent.
Area
4,630 m².
Dates
2015-2020.
Location
Ghent, Belgium.
Materials / Products and brands
Jakob, Sika, Schuco, Aluprof, AutoDesk, CDM, Dott.Gallina, Flexidal, Fosfari lighting, Heinen, Herculan, MERCOR, Multiwal, OWAplan, Philips, St-Joris, Terradec, Wavin.
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Xaveer De Geyter. Xaveer De Geyter Architects

Xaveer De Geyter Architects is a Brussels/Paris - based office practising architecture, urbanism and landscape design founded in 1988 by Xaveer De Geyter (1957) after his experience as project architect for OMA/Rem Koolhaas.

During the thirty years of its existence, XDGA has managed to build up a significant portfolio and obtain worldwide recognition thanks to its unique approach, diversified expertise and international team (54 collaborators from 11 countries).

XDGA counts to this day five monographs, numerous awards (Mies Van der Rohe Award, Bigmat Award, Flemish Culture Award for Architecture) and three travelling solo exhibitions.

XDGA’s most relevant realised projects include, amongst others: the Subway Station and Public Square Place Rogier in Brussels (2015), the new Headquarters for the Province of Antwerp (2019) and the Multipurpose School Building in Ghent (2020).

Ongoing projects comprise: the extension of the Fine Arts Mueum of Tournai, the development of Three City Blocks and a Mixed-use Building in Brussels.
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