Belgium: Gent

Gent Overpoort

  • Description

    "Shopping Overpoort" is an inner-city shopping centre located in Ghent and has 3,600 m² lettable space divided into 7 units and a student house of 119 partially furnished rooms. The building, which was designated a new purpose, was the former restaurant of the University of Ghent. Built in the early 1970s, with a structure of steel portals, concrete slabs and glazed curtain walls, it was characterized as one of the first 'modernist' buildings of the city. The business concept is based on the proximity and the diversity of both students and local public.

    The commercial part of the building received the BREEAM certificate 'Very good'.

  • Location

    The 'shopping Overpoort' centre is ideally situated along an artery into town scattered along which are important faculties of the University of Ghent. It is located near 'Heuvelpoort', an intermodal hub on the peripheral boulevards of the city and close to the expressway B401.

  • Accessibility

    The centre provides very good access to both public transport and bicycles. 200 bike parkings are available.

  • Address

    Overpoortstraat 49A and
    Stalhof 2 / 2A
    9000 Gent


    Student homes

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