In my career I have worked on a lot of different types of projects, from big to small scale, urban to rural and furniture to workshops. Below is a short selection of different architectural projects I have worked.

Van Marcke – Bruges

For Binst Architects I worked on the vision document that got us selected for the competition and I was design lead on the winning competition design. The building block is designed on the old Van Marcke site in Bruges, within the existing strict urban regulations. The development is envisioned with a mass-wood loadbearing construction (CLT), timberframe facade elements and a strong focus on the collective space. At the time of writing the building permit has been filed.

Info:

Discipline: Urban design, Public space, Architecture
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Status: Competition won, building permit filed
Year: 2019, ongoing
Team: Binst Architects with Buro Groen and Arcadis

Data:

  • 10 ground-level homes
  • 110 apartments
  • 3 commercial spaces

At the quaiside the duplexes have large opening facades that invite for different types of use.
View of the communcal garden. On the left side are the family houses, on the right the quay-side apartments.

Coolhaven – Rotterdam

In my 7 years at jvantspijker & CULD I worked extensively as designer on the Coolhaven masterplan, architecture and interior design. Coolhaven is a unique development in Rotterdam that builds on the architecture quality of the meatpacking district in New York. The master plan consists of eleven slender residential towers with a maximum of two apartments per floor, and four large peripheral blocks that ensure a more silent and pleasant living climate within the master plan. The new park to be constructed on the quay provides a green connection between Coolhaven, Het Park and the Rotterdam canals. The blocks consist of a clear plinth, middle and top, materialised in lively red brickwork, concrete and natural stone and custom-made steelwork. The master plan is based on permeability, a human scale public space and an innovative access typology. Bridges combine three towers to work as one building. Some bold decisions were made that resulted in a very outspoken design. The buildings and public space have an unusual high level of detail and finery.

The last tower crane was dismantled end of December 2020, so work is almost finished. It’ll become a must-visit for urbanism and architecture tourists and critics.

Info:

Discipline: Urban design, Architecture, Public space, Landscape, Interior
Location: Coolhaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Status: building completion 2021
Year: 2011 (competition) – 2021
Team: CULD-inbo (jvantspijker, Juurlink [+] Geluk, Inbo)

Data:

  • 10 hectare masterplan
  • 15 buildings
  • 100 houses for sale
  • 200 houses for rent
  • 9000 m2 offices
  • 3 public squares
  • 3 hectare park

Vogabyggð block 1.2

Preliminary design commission for a housing block within the Vogabyggð masterplan. The U-shaped block is a two-face, meaning the interior is designed very differently than the exterior. This results not only in a interesting design, it also really defines the difference between public domain and private and the collective. Each apartment has a winter garden to provide the residents more useful exterior space in the harsh Icelandic climate. Construction is planned for 2021.

Info:

Discipline: Urban design, Public space, Architecture
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Status: Competition won, building permit filed
Year: 2019, ongoing
Team: Binst Architects with Buro Groen and Arcadis

Data:

  • 10 ground-level homes
  • 110 apartments
  • 3 commercial spaces