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Master plan and architecture of the new town center

The Village Gardens

Wezembeek-Oppem, BE

This city wants to revive one of its two centers and simultaneously improve its service. The design uses the unique location and qualities of the existing context to create a tailored proposal. The project combines a new town hall and administrative center, a library, a school and a multifunctional event hall around a forecourt.

This will become a functional service cluster in the town. The residential part of the project, more than 100 units, are joined around two large green areas or village gardens. These create a qualitative living environment for the new houses, but are designed to be used by and benefit all inhabitants, including the adjacent school, the local scouts and the employees of the administrative center.

This project is a strategic intervention in the town’s structure. The development inscribes itself into the existing context, supplements it with a new landscaped ecological sequence of village gardens and strengthens the liveliness and service with new functions and activities. It is an ambitious vision for the future that combines the existing qualities with new needs. It will create a meeting place for all generations, inhabitants, government and administration, existing and new residents, central liveliness and green tranquility. It is a vision for the village of the 21st century.

Project Facts

Scope of work

Making a master plan and design and execution of the new town center


AREAL (architect), A2D (architect), Ontwerpbureau Pauwels (landscape architect)


Wezembeek-Oppem, BE


Town Center


Van Roey Real Estate


Ongoing, construction