Sustainable building does not only cover the use of materials and the energy and water consumption, integration in the town planning and the inward extension of residential areas are also elements of sustainability. Sint-Antoniusplein is an inward extension project that contributes to the sustainable town planning in the village centre. Derelict premises and undeveloped land have been converted into a new whole, integrating the existing infrastructure and facilities into the project. The compactness of housing in the neighbourhood is increased and to improve the quality of the environment and the quality of life the architect chose to uphold the existing passageway and to add the structure of a small square. The volumes fit in with the environment, both as to the measurements used, the building volume and grain size. The houses oriented to the south are of a different type to avoid the square from getting too much shade. This also provides the opportunity to play with dwelling types, resulting into family houses with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, some apartments with 1 bedroom and a ground floor dwelling that can be adjusted.
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