Belgium: Gent

Gent Overpoort

  • Overview

    Sector: Retail and student housing
    Type: Redevelopment/Extension
    Size: 8,150 m²

  • Status

    The concept behind the development of 'Forum Overpoort' includes the development of shops, services and catering functions specifically targeted at university and college students as well as 119 new student homes and its facilities. There is also a studio for a concierge, who guarantees a permanence/sustainability in the student residence. In the same building both programs function autonomously. The former student restaurant has completely been stripped. This part hosts the new commercial functions. Behind and on the existing volume, the project has been extended and provides student rooms, supplemented with community facilities (ca. 4,450 m²). The commercial part with its associated catering and leisure activities includes approximately 3,700 m² of rentable commercial space. Construction works started in August 2012 and were completed in July 2014.

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