The not-for-profit association and care group Village no. 2 Queen Fabiola built two new residential clusters near Boekenberg Park and Antwerp Airport. Here people suffering from autism can live independently under supervision.
The buildings consist of staggered volumes; the various residential units are defined by the alternating heights of the cornices. By reversing the pitch of the roof the façades are articulated in such a way that they fit in with the scale of the surrounding area. The façades have been clad with South African slate, in a variety of colours which were purposefully selected.
The specific problems that people suffering from autism encounter, such as sensitivity to stimuli, requires a well-thought-out residential concept, which provides sufficient individual space for the residents. We achieved this with moveable walls, sinusoidal hallways, minimalist details, attention to acoustics and so on.
New housing units for adults with autism spectrum disorder (50 housing units)