by Tom Bosschaert

July 19, 2012

Tom Bosschaert

Except carried out a study with Posad to help address the current housing stock and expansion problems in Flanders. The project aimed to provide solutions to Team Vlaams Bouwmeester and their approach to contributing to the International Architecture Bienniale Rotterdam.

By 2030 an additional 330,000 households will have to be accommodated in Flanders. Within the traditional Flemish planning model, dwellings for these households will most probably take the form of detached single-family houses. However, this typology consumes too much space and energy and is responsible for gradually urbanizing the whole of Flanders and wasting scarce qualities and resources.

Initiated by the Flemish Government Architect, this study questions this traditional planning method and tries to develop a new growth model for Flanders. This trajectory aims to gradually test, adjust, and improve existing planning tools and processes through a collective effort, passing through different strata of design and policy, from a local to a regional scale.

The study will eventually produce an adapted set of contexts and typologies, which will serve as a basis for a series of exemplary and innovative pilot projects in social housing.

Except collaborated with Posad and Studio Duko Stolwijk to provide a solution to Team Vlaams Bouwmeester as their contribution to the International Architecture Bienniale Rotterdam.

July 19, 2012

Client & Partners

Project team

  • Tom Bosschaert


  • Eva Eva Gladek

    Industrial Ecologist
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Matthew Fraser

    Industrial Ecologist, Designer
    Except Integrated Sustainability

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