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Urban planning, Stavelot

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Project location

Place Saint Remacle, 4970 Stavelot

Building contractor(s)

Town of Stavelot
Place Saint Remacle
4970 Stavelot

Programme

25 social housing units
1 pharmacy
1 town hall
1 underground car park with 15 spaces

Year of completion

1988 - 2001

Type of contract

public

Budget excluding VAT and fees

€5,900,000

Surface

 8,000 m²

Project

The St Remacle square in Stavelot is a listed area. The process of its urban renewal  began with the tearing down of a big villa with garden, which occupied a large part of the eastern side.  The preliminary plan was adapted in 1985 - the project was carried out in several stages. The first two were finished in 1988 and included the construction of a building accommodating a pharmacy and housing units as well as the creation of 11 parking spaces. The third stage, the building of 6 social housing units, is finished in 1989. The fourth stage was completed in 1993 and included the building of 8 housing units and two offices by the town of Stavelot. The fifth stage involves the construction of a complex including the town hall.

Situation

Since the 13th century, the town of Stavelot has maintained the perfect coherence not only in terms of its urban planning but also in terms of the type and choice of materials. The  entire site is located within the protected area of the ancient town of Stavelot. The Saint-Remacle square that was originally closed on its four sides forms the core of the ancient town. The well-marked  plot is occupied by medium-size buildings over three levels, the majority of which are on two or three bays, with some on four or five bays.

Objective

The objective was to integrate modern and sociable architecture into the existing urban fabric that is supposed to attract attention to the square and its surroundings. The programme that was designed by a master plan adopted in 1982 anticipates the building of 20 to 25 social housing units, a car park with 15 parking spaces and a commercial location for a private developer.

ARTAU Architectures