In this rural Flemish village an old house was restored to become the village post office. The ground floor contains a modest counter hall, while the upper floor is fitted out as a canteen and changing rooms for the postmen. As a backdrop a large sloping building has been erected, containing the sorting centre and the garage. Its cladding of beige-coloured coarse-grain shotcrete provides a seamless transition with the gravel of the public forecourt. The roof of the sorting room has been executed as a single concrete slab, punched through by eighty-one oversized ocular skylights.
Program: 1.000 m2
Client: De Post, Brussels
Support: Bureau Bouwtechniek
Status: Design 1994, completed 1997