Van Deuren district
The Van Deuren district housing project constructed around 1930 by the architect Caluwaers draws its inspiration from Art Deco. It extends across several blocks, close to the cemetery, is made up of more than 10 3–4 storey buildings and includes more than 300 social housing units. The complex is listed on the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The restoration project for one part of the Cité, subject to the funding granted, aimed to bring the housing units under regulations and to offer living spaces with modern comforts, while also restoring and accenting some notable period architecture by contrasting it with contemporary interventions. The interior of the blocks laid out in a communal garden facilitates the social cohesion needed for such a complex.
The result is entirely successful, offering spacious, bright apartments, all furnished with terraces in a coherent and innovative architectural complex.
The Van Deuren district housing project currently has 2 phases of works. One part has been entirely renovated while the other part as yet remains unchanged. This makes it possible to measure the significance of works on this scale, so that its notable heritage and the contemporary architecture can be highlighted while offering the residents optimal living comfort.
Architects: MdW architecture