Woning Soors-Vandepitte Deurne


The own house of Eric Soors and Marleen Vandepitte is a corner house at the Unitas-Tuinwijk in Deurne. The typical problem of a corner house – a lot of volume, little outside space – is evaded here in an intelligent way. Parts are cut out from the main volume for spacious sunny terraces.

This way, the massive shape is connected in various ways to the neighbouring houses, that all have different heights. The garage, bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor. Living room and kitchen (furniture design by LAB bvba) are on the first floor, in the sunlight and the views. On the second floor there is a polyvalent space, connected to a high roof terrace, with view of the Tuinwijk, the park and the setting sun.

The house has an outspoken robust and earthy character. It is built with rough sintered bricks and has dark stained oak windows. The thresholds and roof rims are made from dark pigmented concrete.


Individuele woningen 1999, Awards van de Belgische Architectuur, laureate
Eénsgezinswoning van Batibouw 1999, laureate
Eénsgezinswoning, Energiewedstrijd voor Architecten Electrabel 1998-1999, third prize


“Woning Soors-Vandepitte” (Architectuur anders bekeken, Riant Wonen, 2002)
“Woning Soors-Vandepitte” (Jaarboek Architectuur in Vlaanderen 1998-1999, Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, July 2000)
“Architectural Awards toegekend op Batibouw” (De Bouwkroniek, March 12th 1999)
“Awards van de Belgische Architectuur uitgereikt” (Het Bouwbedrijf, March 18th 1999)
“Prijswinnaar zonder pretentie” (De Morgen, 20 March 1999)
“Awards van de Belgische Architectuur 1999” (A+ Architectuur, April/May 1999)
“Woning Soors-Vandepitte, duidelijke keuzen” (Beter Wonen, fall 1999)
“Energiewedstrijd voor architecten 1998-1999” (Bouwen met energie nr. 4 (Electrabel), February 4th 2000)


Open Huizendag 2003, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, selection
‘Lage energiewoningen in de kijker 2002’, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, selection
‘Lage energiewoningen in de kijker 2001’, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, selection
‘Lage energiewoningen in de kijker 2000’, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, selection







Lab interior design
Ingenieursbureau J. Meijer structural engineering
Alex Gevers general contractor