CLIENT(S): Matexi en KBC
Architecture: TVH 360 architecten, Crepain Binst Architecture, Buro II Archi+I
Landscape architecture: Wirtz of Denis Dujardin?
TOTAL COSTS (EXCL. VAT): 38.000.000 €
BVO (total): 20.700 m²
2011 start development
2013 start realisation
2018 expected completion date
The Matexi project "Kouter" on the static Kouterdreef square in the middle of the historical centre of Ghent includes the development of luxury apartments, penthouses, urban villas and offices as well as a new and stylish pedestrian shopping street. This new shopping street connects the Kouter with the Kalandeberg and forms a whole with the nearby beautiful shopping streets Koestraat, Kortedagsteeg and Brabantdam. Matexi widened the existing Kouterdreef so that the showcases were given more light and provided them with the retail spaces that stylish brands would like them to be. Boutiques include River Woods, Tommy, CK underwear, Gant, Boggi, Juttu, Ralet. The arrival of foodmarket Cru and the trendy eatery Cuit reinforces Ghent's image as a city for foodies.
Kouterdreef is an inner-city reconversion project with refined architecture and landscape architecture and a good alternation between residences, banks, offices, restaurants and shops.