OMGEVING has designed a new sports and recreation center for Boechout and Vremde on the former Bulka military site. An intensive participatory process involving the associations concerned saw the desired schedule and the spatial composition of the building and the parklands finalized. OMGEVING further fleshed out the sports park based on the results of this urban design assignment. Zwarts & Jansma architects came on board as a partner for the building design.
The new sports hall is to be built against the warehouses of the neighboring container park, leaving enough space for a sports park that incorporates the underlying natural area all the way through to the road. The facade of the container park will have the same wooden cladding as the new sports center and the existing cornice will also run through to the new building, making the container warehouse and the new sports hall a single entity. An outside landing on the first floor forms a restrained and functional connection between interior and exterior.
The architectural interventions within this project were realised by OM/AR architecten performed under the name OMGEVING.