New showroom and offices for a brick manufacturer
a2o-architecten & Dirk Martens
1.300 m2 showroom, 1.230 m2 offices
In 2012 a2o was first asked to do a preliminary design for a new showroom and offices for one of the biggest brick manufacturers in Belgium. The site is situated on the meeting point between the industrial site, the river Schelde and a neighbouring nature reserve. The proposed design is as much a landscape as an architectural design. The building features a brick shell roof, which was designed using numerous large scale models, sketches and test-setups.