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't Walletje, Westkapelle, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Friday 25 Apr 2014

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Photographs: Klaas Verdu 
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Business park for multiple commercial outlets completed by BURO II & ARCHI+I 

The 't Walletje business complex building has been designed by BURO II & ARCHI+I as an expansion of an existing business site. A substantial green strip makes for a buffering for the village centre of Westkapelle. The business complex building is the starting point for the completion of the third phase of the business site.

The premise for the design was, on the one hand, to create a landmark, but on the other hand, to also create modularity and flexibility, accessibility and sustainability. The building is given an exemplary function and will be the symbol and the beating heart of the business site. It has been designed as an example of architectural quality, functionality, flexibility, adaptability, user-friendliness, accessibility, comfort, spatial and material use - in brief: sustainability.

The business complex building must house an ever-changing mix of businesses. By using a logical column structure, fixed cores for circulation and mechanics, light acoustic walls and a modular façade construction, a plan has been developed that evolves with its users. Business spaces are each given a separate entrance, and if needed, access for trucks.

From a wider perspective, the business site is a link at the Natiënlaan, an important access road to Knokke from the hinterland. Along this axis, which ends at the Casino of Knokke, various functions can be found, such as the NMBS train station, golf courses and the new hospital.


Architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Project management: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Structural conception: Arcadis Belgium NV
Structural work: Arcadis Belgium NV
Safety coordination: Ignace Van Wontergem
General contractor: Franki Construct
Facade lighting: Verstraete
Fixed furniture: Saelens meubilering
Signalisation: Neon Royal
Veico Surroundings: Veto Partners
Garden design: BURO II & ARCHI+I

Key Facts

Client AGSO Knokke-Heist
Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
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