- Address Burgstraat 22a, 9000 Ghent | Belgium
- Tel 092670080
The strength of the office lies within the extensive diversity of the projects: masterplanning, urban design, public-private collaborations, residential, office and public buildings... There is a high standard of ambition for each of the large and small scale project, from the big measure to the small details, during the design and construction processes. The overall quality starts with a critical research of the program and the way the architecture speaks to its surroundings and frames itself into the spatial and functional context. By making a masterplan the main strategies and principles from the program are being defined. After deciding on the phases the principles are being transformed into a clever organization within the architecture. Striving for the spatial and architectural quality is a basic design attitude to realize functional, attractive and sustainable projects. For the time being and through different competitions and assignments, Architecten Achtergael has shown their capability to translate difficult design challenges into qualitative urban and architectural projects. The most important projects include the new law courts building in Gent, the youth center Rabot in Gent (which was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award), the reconversion of the former military hospitals in Oostend and Antwerp and the new police headquarters in Bruges. Recently the extension of De Warande cultural center in Turnhout, the city administration office in Lier and the underground party hall in Turnhout were finished.