Diksmuide, Belgium, Europe

Sector Industry
Project status completed
Location Diksmuide, Belgium, Europe
Execution April 2017 - April 2018
Architect Haerynck Vanmeirhaeghe architecten, François Laruentplein 1 bus 5, 9000 Gent, BE
Study April 2016 - June 2016
GFA 1,200 m2
Scope Study and following up MEP
Intervention Renovation
Client De Groene Kans vzw, Sparkevaardekensstraat 4, 8600 Diksmuide, BE

Total technical installations cost: 176.410, 02 € VAT excluded

Total construction cost: +/- 500.000,00 € VAT excluded

De Groene Kans (The Green Chance) is an organization that assists job seekers living with challenges,  to find employment in landscape maintenance & management.

Through customized guidance, support and work experience, the chances of sustainable employment increases for these job seekers. De Groene Kans guides approximately 80 job-seekers to work each year through work placements and workplace learning.

De Groene Kans will be moving their organization to the Ijzerboomgaard Provincial Domain whereby an existing warehouse (de kabouterloods) located on the grounds will be renovated to accommodate food production, grounds keepers and administration.

Now that De Groene Kans will be the new addition to the Provincial Domain, there will be a ‘pick-your-own’ garden, a children’s playground area, a picnic area, camping grounds for the youth and a café for cyclers. This domain will also be a receiving and resting point from where one can discover the Westhoek by bike. With De Groene Kans as a partner, the Provincial Domain IJzerboomgaard offers a social dimension by supporting the community.

Sustainable Features

reuse rainwater
reuse rainwater
water management
water management
heat recovery
heat recovery