The New City, Oostende. C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with BRUT

The New City, Oostende

Revitalisation of old social housing neighbourhood in Belgium by innovative and sustainable architecture.
 The New City, Oostende. C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with BRUT
Facts

Client

De Oostendse Haard, De Gelukkige Haard

Address

Oostende, Belgium

Size

54000 m², 500 1- & 2-bedroom units, common spaces, collective amenities, commercial spaces, 4,8 ha site and 3,4 ha park

Year

2018-2027

Competition

1st prize in architectural competition. 2018

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with BRUT

Landscape

C.F. Møller Architects

Awards
  • 1st prize in architectural competition. 2018

This urban development scheme revitalises the ‘De Niewve Stad’ in Ostend with 500 new homes consisting of a variety of low and tall houses, a new spacious green park and a reopened creek. This will improve quality of life and create new shared spaces for the tenants and the surrounding neighbourhoods and give this new ‘city in the city’ a strong and attractive identity and attract new visitors to the neighbourhood.

The sense of community is enhanced by collecting compact houses around 3 distinct forecourts. The entrances of the houses are situated, along with playgrounds, neighbourhood functions on the ground floor and a compact car access and parking system. A new bicycle and walking connection to the city centre is established in the park and along with the re-opened creek this new area offers sustainable water management, recreational qualities and a new vibrant neighbourhood with stronger bonds between neighbours, the surrounding city and city and nature.

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