Housing Factory Hogeweg

Housing
Urban planning

19 houses in former textile factory

Dewaco wants to realize 19 new housing units on the site of former knitwear factory Henri Verhulst.
Traces of the industrial past can be found almost everywhere in the Flemish villages around Brussels and Aalst. Lots of unused factory buildings were demolished without a second thought. ‘Housing Factory Hogeweg’ redevelops this example of cultural heritage into a contemporary project where old and new strengthen each other. 19 new housing units are realized within the footprint of the former factory, leaving space for a new public neighborhood garden in the center of the building block.

Status
1st place competition 2010, completed 2016

Collaboration
2DVW (RDVA+JDWA)

Location
Erembodegem, Belgium

Client
SHM Dewaco Werkerswelzijn



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