15.065 | Primary school and nursery Melopee
The requested program for the building, being a combination of a primary school (240 pupils), after-school care centre, a nursery, and sport facilities for the school and its neighbourhood, is diverse and extensive. In order to combine the variety of the functions, with its outside-space needs on a relatively small site, Xaveer De Geyter Architects assembles all indoor functions into one compact volume of 40 by 31m. The remaining, equally large area, is used to stack different playgrounds and sports fields. Designed as steel portal frames with composite steel-concrete floors, this slender structure offers views to the square, the street, the quay, and the park.
- PROJECT DATA
MissionComplete mission for C and S engineering.Study2015-2017Execution2017-2020ClientSOGentBudget€10.000.000Area7.285m2ArchitectXaveer De Geyter ArchitectenSiteGhent, Belgium show on mapCopyrightsMaxime Delvaux - Wannes Nimmegeers - XDGA
Nomination Mies Van der Rohe Award 2022
Brussels Architecture Prize 2021- category Extra Muros BE 2021.
BigMat International Architecture Award 2021 FR 2021.
BENELUX Award Hot dip galvanizing steel 2021.
Wivina Demeester Prize 2021 for Excellent Commissioning (sogent) 2021.
Steel Construction Award 2020 BE-LUX.
Global Galvanizing Awards 2022.