The waterdog办公室/Klaarchitectuur

室内设计 办公室设计 建筑



摄影:Valerie Clarysse

Location: Belgium

Photography:Valerie Clarysse

生活的品质      Quality of life

‘The waterdog’是一处先进的办公空间,在这里,工作几乎成为了一场心灵的洗礼。无聊乏味的办公室不复存在;过去,现在和未来在此处形成密不可分的关联。不同的部门和办公室交叠在不同的楼层,带来一种持续而动态的空间体验。

‘The waterdog’ is a state-of-the-art workspace where working almost becomes a spiritual experience. No more dull and unimaginative offices; be inspired by a challenging working environment where past, present and future are inextricably linked. By stacking the different offices and spreading out the various departments across different floors, a constant sense of dynamism is created in the workspace.

良好体验      Feel good


One of the most important requirements at the start of the design process was to reopen the historic building to the public.


This was achieved by creating a big open space at the heart of the old chapel. By stacking offices in a box-like fashion, the necessary space was freed up to create an engaging and multifunctional space, which can be used for a broad spectrum of urban activities.


This way, a building that has had many functionalities in the past and which has played a crucial part in the lives of so many, can once again come to live and serve an entire community.

集体性      Collective


“The Waterdog” is first and foremost an architecture office of Klaarchitectuur. In that capacity, the office will be used to further develop Belgium’s architectural future. Whether it’s a residential, retail or office space, “Clearchitecture” (Klaarchitectuur) consistently strives to design a pleasant environment for its clients, through carefully designed contemporary architecture.


By opening the building to the wider public, it will be possible to host a wide range of events. A such, the building can act as a source of inspiration for all its visitors, of whom, hopefully, many will leave inspired.

设计调研      Design research


From start to finish, the design process involved finding creative solutions to the typical challenges posed by renovating a historical building. Due to the chapel’s status as a listed building, the renovation project was bound by several limitations. For instance, it was vital the historical character of the building remained intact. This was achieved by erecting a brand-new construction from scratch, completely separate from the historic building. The new construction stands in sharp contrast with the old, which walls still tell the story of its past.


The decision was made to preserve the old building in its full glory, in its entirety, despite it being heavily affected by the ravages of time. Any restoration of the existing structures would cause irreversible damage to and be a detriment to its rich past.

▼平面图1 plan1

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▼平面图3 plan3

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▼剖面图1  Section1

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▼结构图   Structure

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