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Nova Rode, Sint-Genesius-Rode



Nova Rode is a housing project on the former industrial site, situated in the core of Sint-Genesius-Rode. SumResearch developed a masterplan and SumProject designed almost 300 new housing units. The project includes a mix of high-standing, low-cost and social housing. The residential development consists of large-scale border development between the street and the park, free-standing urban villas and a "gatehouse" building, distinctly visible while approaching the site. For each building, the visual relation with the green environment is optimised. The scale of the border development is visually reduced by a fragmented but expressive street facade.


Block A contains 38 apartments with large terraces on the park side. Block B has 28 units and creates an access to the first two urban villa’s. The houses are built on pillars, which creates space for parking lots underneath. Taking advantage of the slope the parking lots are visually hidden from the street. The facades are covered with natural stone to reinforce the high-grade character of the houses and to improve the integration with the natural surroundings of the park.


At the southern entrance to the site a "gatehouse" building with social housing sorrounds a small square which gives access to the further development. All the components of this large project are designed in an sustainable way with passive and low-energy standards.


Client: Immpact Ontwikkeling

Masterplan: SumResearch

Concept: SumProject

In collaboration with: Ingenieursbureau Jan Van Aelst, CES (structure/engineering)



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