Building Group Jansen

Cantecroy, Mortsel

Cantecroy is a castle from a postcard, but how do you convert it in a home for all ages and also for the less mobile? And how to use a maximum surface respecting the original building? All living units are different. Therefore, we studied each flat separately and so place was found for the technical installations until all pieces fitted together.

The complex has 52 service flats. Large elevators have been installed and the level differences are reduced as much as possible, so that also wheelchair users are able to live there without any problems. Furthermore, all flats are equipped with sophisticated domotics.

The exterior woodwork has been completely redone, but the stained-glass windows were preserved. Insulation is ensured by new windows and wall insulation which were placed on the inside.