New-build student accomodation complex in Gent

A building formerly used as a canteen by Ghent University has been completely transformed. The Octopus Building in the city’s Overpoort area was converted into a student residence complete with shops, services, and food and drink outlets. The prefabricated timber construction components feature built-in windows and doors. The building’s façade is finished on the outside with fibre cement board, interspersed with windows.

  • Builder

    Wereldhave Belgium SCH

  • Contractor


  • Architect

    Awg architecten

  • Period


  • Address

    Hoek Overpoortstraat - Stralhof, B-9000 Gent

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