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Conversion of a 18th century vicarage, Meise (Wolvertem), Belgium

Z-ARCHITECTEN

The project involves the conversion of a 18th century vicarage at Rossem (Wolvertem - Belgium), in a protected village view, on to a contemporary house.

The visual and spatial relationship between the parish village school and church is maximum respected in architecture. On the other hand, the will of the client about synergies between traditional and contemporary architecture are conceived in a subtle way.

The architectural volumes, old and new pierce each other both formally and spatially two- and threedimensional. Contemporary materials such as copper and aluminium are in harmony with historic masonry, slate, oak.

The former symbolism of the vicarage garden echoes in a deduplicated spatial axis in the floor plan that connects inside with outside. The garden was initially walled; the design creates the deduplicated axis for spatial perception of the walls.

The client as a co-creator is incorporated here in a tactile manner into architectural details and materials. This realization participated several specialized companies and craftsmen.

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Building

Owner: 
Privat
Completion date: 
2015
Country: 
Belgium
Zip code: 
1861
City: 
Wolvertem

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Roofs
Type of building: 
Churches, religious
Office buildings
Residential
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
Upgrade

Architect

Name, office: 
Z-ARCHITECTEN
Address & description: 
architect Bart Van Durme & architect Jurgen Van den Abbeele

Copper contractors

Title: 
contractor Building NV

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Nick Hay

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