We would like to welcome our new partner Bontinck Architecture & Engineering and introduce you to one of their impressive projects: Hof van Gent, a new residential area in Ghent surrounded by nature. At Bontinck Architecture & Engineering, timeless, positive and sustainable design with a high social added value runs through all their projects. With a close-knit team of employees, the family business creates beautiful realisations in various disciplines. Take a look at their partner page and find out more about this dynamic agency.
Bontinck merges city and forest in an environment where quality of life, accessibility and liveability are central.
Hof van Gent is one of Bontinck's projects planned to be completed in 2023. It will be a new residential area of single and multi-family houses in Ghent and will comprise 33 spacious houses and 22 multi-family houses with 7 ground-level residences. The project area is situated along some important approach roads but is also surrounded by woods and watercourses which makes the site look almost like a small island. The lush vegetation provides a quality living environment and beautiful views. Thanks to this natural environment and location, the residential area acquires its own character and atmosphere. Here, Bontinck merges city and forest in an environment where quality of life, accessibility and liveability are central.
Different residential entities and typologies are present with different surfaces. For example, there are closed and semi-open single-family houses, ground-level houses and multi-family houses consisting of apartments. Each residence fits nicely into the general architecture and the plan of the site. ‘The architecture was designed with an eye for a harmonious mix between the different entities,’ we hear from Bontinck. ‘The choice was made to use sustainable materials that go well together and are repeated throughout the neighbourhood.’ Three shades of brickwork together with concrete and crepi characterize the finish of the house. This gives the houses their own identity in the green surroundings. ‘We divided the houses into 6 blocks in order to counteract the massiveness in the streetscape and to create fordability with space for greenery.’ Because these 6 volumes differ in depth, a dynamic streetscape is created. The multi-family houses were also given an clean architecture with staggered internal terraces that provide a bold character in the facades.
According to Bontinck, the Hof van Gent will become a delightful, green, quality living environment for young and old Image courtesy of Bontinck Architecture & Engineering - Project Development: Zabra Real Estate