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Foto: Luca Beel
Laureate cat. Industriel buildings

Linear car park building in steel

The new parking garage on the Arenberg III campus in Leuven has 8 above-ground floors and provides space for 740 cars and 210 bicycles. It is constructed as a linear car park with the ramps on the outside of the north facade and 3 circulation shafts on the south facade. The slopes on the 142 m long facade along Kapeldreef lend a touch of expressiveness and dynamism to the building. This is architecture stripped back to the essentials: an open steel structure that enters into dialogue with its surroundings. The ramps carry over three bays (22.5 m) between the horizontal surfaces that connect to the parking levels. The span of the ramps is realised using HEB800 profiles that also provide the facade finish for both the ramps and the ends of the building. The floor plates are made of profiled sheet steel and concrete floors that have been left exposed at the bottom.
  • Kapeldreef 75, Leuven
  • Imec  / KU Leuven, Leuven
  • Stéphane Beel Architects, Gent
    Architect / Designer
  • Sweco Belgium NV, Antwerpen
    Structural engineering
  • Cordeel zetel Hoeselt, Hoeselt
    General contractor
  • Cordeel zetel Temse nv, Temse
    Steel contractor
  • Wuyts, Massenhoven (facades)
    Metalprojects, Pelt (borstweringen)
    Other steel applications
  • Cordeel, Dutch Engineering, Sweco, Tata Steel
    Infosteel Members