Markant Gebouw Beringen

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  • Location: Beringen, Belgium
  • Program: Residential
  • Area: 2.803 m²
  • Year: 2021
  • Status: Realized

In the heart of Beringen, a remarkable architectural venture is rising, transcending the ordinary with its bold and monolithic design. Known as the Markant Building, this structure redefines apartment living in a vibrant green oasis. Meticulously planned to blend into its surroundings, the building offers 12 unique apartments, each with continuous east or west-facing terraces that transition into balconies, enveloping residents in a lush vertical garden.

Strategically located to preserve views of the market from Koerselsesteenweg, the building’s placement also creates an inviting forezone that is part of a broader urban redevelopment. The ground floor houses a relocated pharmacy, enhancing the accessibility and community interaction of the area by transforming the base of the building into a vibrant commercial platform.

The essence of the building is its living facade, composed of climbing plants that ascend along rain chains. This green veil not only provides dynamic aesthetics and privacy, but also plays a functional role in stormwater management. Water from the terraces is channeled to feed the plants, illustrating the sustainable integration of natural elements into urban living. In addition to providing a unique living experience, this design embodies a commitment to environmental stewardship and sets a precedent for future developments in the city.