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Brick used – Quirijnen Molenlandse RV

Location – Ghent
Architect – DENC! STUDIO, Bart Cobbaert
Photos – ©Luc Roymans Photography

Three neglected corner buildings at Brugse Poort in Ghent were transformed into ‘The Lodge’, a new residential project with social added value. Here, people with autism spectrum disorder live in adapted homes together with able-bodied people. The high angles and facades were respected in their former architectural appearance from 1928 and were thus restored.

Why Terca Recup Molenlandse Rijnvorm?
This facing brick refers to the appearance of the original corner buildings and leads to an almost identical use of colour and materialization. A mix of orange, red and brown stones was chosen, mixed with stones with a white veil and some black stones. Various dressings were used, such as vertical, herringbone and wild bandages. These historic masonry connections were alternated with more contemporary elements such as the ‘window casements’.

Reference - Wienerberger

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