BURO II and ARCHI+I complete split-plan business facility in Wingene, Belgium
Client Wvi chose to commission BURO II and ARCHI+I to design a multipurpose business centre in Hille Zuid as a response to the persistent shortage of plots and the need for smaller business premises. The business centre in Hille Business Park is made up of two buildings (HilleFront and HilleSide) at 1,620 sq m and 360 sq m, joined by a central loading/unloading bay.
The relationship between the two buildings is obtained through a carefully designed urban plan. The selected floor plan is simple and rectangular allowing for the best potential in terms of efficient use of space and divisibility into six individual modules. Flexibility is the basis of the concept: these modules vary from 144 sq m without a first floor level to 540 sq m with a 105 sq m first floor level.
Consistency was also one of the key principles in the architecture of the business centre buildings. Both buildings have the same simple shapes, facade plan and materialisation and sustainable materials were used in the construction both buildings. Car parks are provided on the edges of the site, albeit that they are frequently interrupted by a green area. As a result the entire central area can be optimally used for the implantation of the buildings, roads and the associated manoeuvring space. The presence of green areas contributes to an optimal spatial situation which also respects the surrounding areas.