Paleizenstraat 153 - 1030 Brussels
T 022444430 F 022444431 E

housing facility for adults who are seriously motor-disabled

Location :
Client :
vzw Eigen Thuis
Cost :
3.320.397,00 EUR excl VAT
Team :
Subcontractors :
JZH & partners
Planning :
Category :
The Grimbergen housing facility is a village in itself. It merges completely with the surrounding suburban fabric.

The rooms are clustered in "houses", in groups of about 6 persons, the scale of a family. The internal circulations are inspired by street patterns, where the crossings become informal meeting points.

A series of patios create numerous links to the surroundings. They provide a sense of intimacy and comfort, and also open to the streets activity.

Brickwork confers a sense of locality and community : one building for one group. Yet, the roofs confirm the very small scale of the individual units : this is about the individuals themselves, their own lives and homes.