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Service flats in Kampenhout, BE Studiebureau Boydens


The project has two buildings, counting 34 elderly housing units in total, to accommodate elderly people who are not invalid and can live independently. A central heating system is installed per building based on condensing boilers. The water of the central heating system is used for the individual production of sanitary hot water per apartment. An invoice per apartment is possible because of individual water, electricity and heat meters. PV panels are installed on the roof of both buildings for the energy consumption of the common parts.

The housing complex consists of two compact buildings with 10 and 24 housing units respectively, designed to meet the needs of independent seniors, with special attention to comfort, accessibility and safety. The austere design had to result in a contemporary and sober architectural appearance without disturbing the neighborhood. The target group of the apartments is elderly citizens of Kampenhout and surroundings who want to live independently in a comfortable, well-arranged apartment in a familiar setting.

Each apartment consists of an entry way, a living room, a bed room, a sanitary cell, a kitchen and a store room. The entry way has a cloak room. The living room and open kitchen constitute one room drenched in daylight entering through a large window offering a panoramic view onto the surroundings and opening onto the terrace. The kitchen is fully equipped and is flanked by a compact but convenient store room. From the sitting area you can go straight to the spacious bedroom, connected to a wheelchair accessible bathroom with wash stand, toilet and shower. The surface of the senior apartments varies between 50 and 60 m². The occupants have access to a common living area.

Every apartment has its own connection to the water, electricity, telephone and television network. The apartments are heated by a common energy-saving condensing boiler, but they have their own calorimeters. The building physics, more specifically isolation/ventilation/heating, meet the newest demands concerning energy performance regulations. The exterior joinery consists of thermal break aluminium with super insulating glazing. All south facing windows are equipped with integrated sun protection. The acoustic comfort between the apartments is guaranteed by double masonry walls with acoustic insulation inserted according to the mass-spring-mass principle. The slightly increased parking pressure will be easily compensated by the provided parking spaces.

Service Flats, Kampenhout

general data

total area: 2.560 m²

Study start date:: January 2009

completion date: September 2010


Intercommunale Haviland / OCMW Kampenhout


Archipro architecten bvba