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Restoration and extension of the heritage building ‘Sanatorium Tombeek’ into a residential nursing care home and assisted service flats, BE Studiebureau Boydens


Restoration and reassignment of the former Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire built in 1937, which is situated in a nature reserve complex originally for the care of tuberculosis patients. This building is a protected heritage building, and must comply according for any structural, design, or technical changes to the building.

It has been transformed into a residential nursing care home with a wing assigned for assisted service flats. Furthermore, a day center is foreseen together with a public accessible restaurant and an underground parking garage.

Building envelope optimization was performed on the both the heritage building and the new additional wing of the complex.

The central heating utilizes condensing boilers.  Natural ventilation combined with free cooling is used in the general public spaces.


general data

total cost price: € 22.000.000,00 hors TVA

total area: 17.300 m² (120 chambres et 60 résidences-services)

Study start date:: June 2009

completion date: February 2017

nature of work: Restoration / extension: study and following up MEP / EPBD reporting

cost techniques: € 4.300.000,10 VAT excluded


K Level: 45
E Level: 100
Certification: -


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