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Children's Psychiatric Centre in Genk, BE Studiebureau Boydens


The children's psychiatric center (KPC) is located on Sint-Jan Hospital campus in Genk . The center consists of a permanent residence division and an out-patient center for children.
This center is primarily heated by means of heat pumps connected to a BTES field system. Domestic water supply is pre heated by means of solar collectors which are integrated in the very large green living roof.; The heat pumps, boilers, buffer vessels, domestic hot water supply and  water softener are placed in the central technical room, recessed into the building envelope. An air handling unit  for ventilation is available  wing. Heating of the lounge areas and bedrooms are regulated by means of concrete core activation  and air heating.
The therapy rooms are air-conditioned by means of concrete core activation and floor convectors. Every room
consisting of 7 to 9 children per room is equipped with one communal bathroom, living room and kitchenette, wash basin, paging call system and CCTV.

KPC, Genk

general data

total cost price: 4.067.864,00 (estimation)

total area: 2.750 m² (27 lits, dont 15 pour hospitalisation 24 heures)

Study start date:: December 2008

completion date: October 2013

nature of work: new construction: study and following up MEP

cost techniques: € 2.188.411,27 vat excl (tender)


v.z.w Kinderpsychiatrisch Centrum Genk


OSAR Architects