They regrouped, however service facility that produced scattered in various cities building in 1977, four municipalities are grouped, Hertsberge, Oostkamp, Ruddervoorde and Waardamme, as a result of the national law that eliminated more than 300 municipalities in Belgium. In 2006, the city gained a 4-hectare plot of land with a Coca-Cola facility built later in 1992, which has become obsolete. The Plot, located 5 minutes walk from the Centre of Oostkamp, 10 minutes by bike from other nuclei, and near the road out from the highway E-40, offers the opportunity to regroup municipal services. Further renovations in 2008 Flemish Government agent architecture (Flemish Bouwmeester) announced an international competition for ideas to build OostCampus.
Madrid Studio led by Carlos Arroyo Architects has been the winner of the OostCampus project and select for re-use of industrial buildings were radical, including the Foundation, floor, supporting structure, the outer skin, insulation, waterproofing, and all can be renovation and service equipment: power station, water heater, water pipes, fire hose, sewage and even parking area, fences and access. The basic criteria for the next project is “grey Energy (energy used for the production of something) are often thrown away or ignored. Space industry wide-tread but with little result spatial maximum-Arroyo interior design public spaces protected, wrapped in “luminous landscape white clouds”. Thin shells of the GRG (gypsum and fibers) such a large space range of soap bubbles. They are only 7 mm thick.
OostCampus using ingredients simple and cheap, but selected and used in such a way that we want to go and touch them. Thermal comfort is achieved with minimum effort, thanks to the technique of “thermal onion” that optimizes the climate region in accordance with the level of access, and make use of the thermal inertia of the concrete. Some elements are done with felt made from recycled bottles (PET); simple CNC Board is carved into a sophisticated 3D Damascus; the floor is the industry there is a poly-concrete sheds with streaks, the storage, where new signage superimposed.
Photography: Miguel de Guzmán