Description: Het Kiel is a neighbourhood, just south of the city center. The district has a population of about 20.000 people and is characterized by its popular and multicultural character. The development of the neighbourhood was strongly influenced by two major events: the Olympic Games in 1920 and the World Exposition in 1930. In the district, several parts can be distinguished with a different spatial layout and building stock. The western part of the district contains a large number of social housing, including the high-rise blocks of modernist architect Braem. The eastern part is characterized by low-rise private owned single family houses.
Topics: High rise buildings, fuel poverty, social housing.
Actor focus: Urban design firm, architecture firm.
On August 17, 18 and 19 the ECODISTR-ICT partners gathered in Antwerp, the location of the fifth and final case study, for a Hackathon in the premises of VITO with the aim to make significant progress in the preparation of the IDSS for the Antwerp case, particularly...read more
On May 18 and 19, the ECODISTR-ICT consortium gathered for the third project meeting since its start in VITO’s offices in Antwerp.…read more
In collaboration with the University of Leuven, OMGEVING has organized on the 18th of November 2014, a student workshop on the ECODISTR-ICT case study area Kiel in Antwerp.…read more
In collaboration with the University of Leuven, OMGEVING organizes a student workshop on the ECODISTR-ICT case study area Kiel in Antwerp.…read more