Youth Hostel 'Pulcinella' in Antwerp, BE Studiebureau Boydens
In April 2007 Tourism Flanders started the construction of the youth hostel 'Pulcinella' in the historical city center of Antwerp located on the Bogaardplein. This ambitious project is a positive step towards upgrading the quality of youth hostel guest travels in Flanders. Moreover Tourism Flanders manages to place Flemish cities on the international map for youth tourism with this trendy , quality hostel of 150 beds.
There are rooms that can accomodate 2 to 4 people, each room is each equipped with a private bathroom and toilet. Type C ventilation using fresh air especially through grilles above windows is used in the rooms. The common areas such as the reception, the bar and restaurant are equipped with a ventilation principle D with heat.
The sanitary hot water is largely prepared using vacuum tube solar collectors, the remaining demand is generated by condensing boilers which are also responsible for heating the building.
The lighting design was achieved in close collaboration with the architect , to provide and achieve optimal integration of technology and aesthetics
total area: 180 chambres
Study start date:: March 2006
completion date: April 2011
Van Duysen Vincent Architects bvba