Lokeren, Belgium


Private investor


Masterplan, Landscape, Residential, Office, Renovation, Heritage


15.315m² (Buildings)



The Groendreef landscape embodies a continuity of the adjacent park over the site onto the new neighbourhood. A resting point in the city, a transition towards the park. Groendreef is a neighbourhood where buildings are like pavilions meandering in the park.

The different houses are spread through the site in different typologies according to their location within the masterplan. Their typologies are defined according to the planning regulations and react upon their direct surrounding. Their appearance, materialization is a reflection of the context and the presence of the historical Villa ter Dennen, Park ter Beuken, the academy of fine arts Ter Beuken and the Villa ter Beuken.

The houses are modern day ruins, monochrome in their use of material, yet simple and creative in the way the Spinnerie typologies open up towards their neighborhood. With their green roofs, tilted facades and different heights they are one with the context and landscape.

Defining a car-free living area with a dominant place for bikes and pedestrians. This gives maximum space for kids to play, families to gather and creates a close feel of community.