CBB – 8380 : Design & Visualisations

For our final project we worked together in groups to design a building in Seabruges to house an art gallery and bring the city together, along with an accompanying square and pontoon. This project was made by Larissa Teck, Jolan Delboo, Ruben Vandenberghe, Helene Baneux, foreign exchange student Ivana Nyvltova and myself and was set up as a architecture contest. The name we chose exists of two parts. CBB stands for C-Bruges Building, with the C for container. 8380 is the zip code of Seabruges.

Located at the marina of Seabruges, the site of 6600 m² is the recplacement of parking spots and an empty square and is the starting point of a new waterside development project. The old building along the water will soon be torn down and replaced. About 1450 m² of this site was to be used for the new building/art gallery, situated on the side of the Kustlaan.

After several brainstorming session, we came up with the idea to make a glass shell housing all the required functions. Inside on the left is an open space five stories high. This is used to stack several shipping containers to form different set-ups for all kinds of functions and events, such as an art gallery, but also a christmas market, a TED talk, etc. Those containers are a link to the city and it’s port and can be found all over the building, square and pontoon. On the other side of the building are cascading platform, holding the other functions. There you can find a restaurant, workshop area and offices and suspended above the open space are the temporary residences for artists. The vertical circulation is on the far right and leads to the platforms and the rooftop. On the roof is a public park, designed to give back the space taken up by the building.

On the square you also have the shipping containers, this time not only as function, but also in the ground, creating different levels. The same containers are also on the pontoon, with funtions such as an access point for water sports.

For the contest part of the assignment, we had to create renders, visualize the floor plans, sections and facades and design panels for our presentation. Together we chose which way to go with the visualisations and created our own style : use of dark orange as a link to rust found on containers and metal structures in a port and a comic style for our drawings. Below you will find several images I made as well as the panels and a video for the presentation. The concept of the project was done as a group, for the visualisation we each did a part. The images below are made by myself or by Larissa and me. The video is also a creation of mine with some scenes made by the other students. The panels were made by Larissa and myself. The images on the panels contain images made by all the students. Jolan, Ruben and Ivana made the models in two different scales to present at the presentation.

Vienna – Day 7

Our last day in Vienna. This trip has gone incredibly fast. After making our luggage, we return to the central station and put our bags in some lockers. We still have a busy day ahead of us before we leave to the airport. This morning is all about Secession. The Wiener Secession is de physical embodiement of the architecture style and was designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. We visit the museum and learn all about the building and the Beethoven frieze through an audioguide.


Vienna – Day 5

Today is a more athletic day than usual. And the day starts out great with hot and sunny weather. In the morning we rent some bikes to visit Kaisermühlen and the river Donau. First thing we visit is the Franz von Assisi Church. Although the exterior looks amazing, inside we find it to be more demure than the previous churches we visited.


Vienna – Day 4

Halfway our journey and today is a more relaxed day for us. In the morning we visit the Gasometers. A building complex existing of 4 repurposed gas storage tanks. Eacht one was designed by a different architect : Gasometer A by Jean Nouvel, B by Coop Himmelbau, C by Manfred Wehdorn and D by Wilhelm Holzbauer.


Vienna – Day 3

Because the last two days where official holidays, it’s the first time in the week we have to get groceries. So that is the first thing we do today.

After that we take the U-bahn to Spittelau, a thermal waste incineration plant that helps provide energy in Vienna. The plant’s exterior received a fresh and special look, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Next to the plant, you can find the “Wien Energie-Erlebniswelt” where you can learn all about energy in a playful way. Fun for all ages.


Vienna – Day 2

Around 8am we head for the Schönbrunn Palace, where we booked a Grand Tour through the building. The audioguide tells us the story of emperor Franz Jozef and his wife, empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (better known as Sisi). The building reminds us of Versailles, so it doesn’t surprise us to learn that Sisi’s granddaughter ends up marrying the French king Louis XVI, which confirms the links between the two buildings. Afterwards we take a walk in the beautiful gardens of the palace, which offer us even more beautiful sights to see.


Vienna – Day 1

We start our journey at the gas station in Wetteren, on an hour most people are still asleep. From that point we drive in one car to Brussels airport. Some of us have some stress : Maarten had never been on a plane before and the last flight Helene was on was very bumpy. But after a short and quiet flight, we arrive in Vienna.