Damiaanhuis Antwerpen

Description

This is a project that came about through the initiative of Mensen in Nood and Bond Zonder Naam. The edifice is situated in the popular neighbourhood “de Seefhoek” in Antwerp and offers housing, in the form of accompanied living, to disabled people and ex-convicts: the socially underprivileged.

Het Damiaanhuis is an extension of a sheltered workshop. It comprises 12 studios, shared conveniences, and an apartment for the supervisor. It can be a stepping-stone to social reintegration that encourages independence. The architecture of the Damiaanhuis is in a contemporary manner dignified and classic at the same time.

Prizes

Belangrijk gebouwencomplex 1996, Arco Euro-Belgian Architectural Award, laureate

Publications

“Een thuis voor thuislozen” (De Standaard Magazine, January 3rd 1997)
“Damiaanhuis” (Vlaanderen Nieuwe Architectuur 1987-1997, Prisme Editions, December 1997)
“Het Damiaanhuis te Antwerpen” (Arch & Life n°70, 1996)
“Damiaan werkt in de Seefhoek” (Gazet van Antwerpen, October 10th 1995)

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Collaborations

Ingenieursbureau J. Meijer structural engineering
Vooruitzicht general contractor