179.AHB

Title Angle Haecht Bergé
Status competition
Program housing
Area 620 m2
Duration 2018 - 2018
Location Schaerbeek, Belgium
Coordinates 50°51'57.79"N 4°22'29.24"E
Owner Renovas asbl
Budget 959.000€ HTVA

 

The plot is a corner plot. An angle consists of a point of intersection between two half-lines. The angle of two streets is therefore a stopping point, a punctuation, it is an event in the urban fabric.
To work a corner building is to give a thickness to a point. It's managing two facades that converge.
The solution we propose is to enhance the facade overlooking the crossroads by creating a symmetrical building focused on the bisector of the angle. This is a coherent attitude compared to the many examples of corner buildings already in the municipality of Schaerbeek where it is not uncommon to see the bent span topped dormers, turrets, pinnacles. Thus creating an event in the facade alignments supporting the transition between two universes that is the essence of a corner building.

The plot is a corner plot. An angle consists of a point of intersection between two half-lines. The angle of two streets is therefore a stopping point, a punctuation, it is an event in the urban fabric.To work a corner building is to give a thickness to a point. It's managing two facades that converge.The solution we propose is to enhance the facade overlooking the crossroads by creating a symmetrical building focused on the bisector of the angle. This is a coherent attitude compared to the many examples of corner buildings already in the municipality of Schaerbeek where it is not uncommon to see the bent span topped dormers, turrets, pinnacles. Thus creating an event in the facade alignments supporting the transition between two universes that is the essence of a corner building.