The city of Ghent is facing the challenge of developing a new vision for a new city district, the area today known as 'The Loop'.
There is a need for a lively and mixed urban district that connects to the transport hub Gent-Sint-Pieters station and meets the large-scale need for student housing.
The City of Ghent and the Ghent City Architect, together with Upgrade Estate, owner of a lot of land around The Loop, installed a compact think tank around the above challenges.
B-City, Endeavour and 360architecten were invited to the table as independent experts. During 3 workshops, they considered the desirability, feasibility and quality conditions for a possible realisation of large-scale student housing in this area.
It is hoped that these ideas can help guide the further development of the spatial plan for the new district from the outset.
Stad Gent, Gentse Stadsbouwmeester
B-City, 360 architecten
Tim, Jan