Facing similar issues as residence NPD, the concrete silex stones, which were a popular choice in the 70s- 80s, wither from elements of nature such as sea salt and rains. However, due to the lack of a protective layer, mainly waterproofing and the reinforcement cage being located too close to the surface, the water from rains does not only damage the façade, but it also enters the structural elements resulting in a severe case of concrete rot with pieces falling off the facade.

The renovation process resolves this issue by entirely removing the massive concrete panels. We then add an adequate waterproofing and insulation layer and finish it with a more simple and uniform material such as composite marble.

  • Location: Knokke - Heist

  • Use: Residential

  • Year of construction: /

  • Status: Design development

  • Study: Shell,

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