“De Nieuwe Dokken” residential and living project by architects Beel and eld, located in the old docklands in Ghent, received a commendation in the category Homes: Design Stage Award. This challenging brownfield development presents itself as the sustainable urban neighbourhood of the future. By implementing some ecological measures (e.g. green roofs), the building contributes to the ecological upgrading of the site. Strong consideration has been given to the comfort of the end user through the facade design.
Commendation was given to this building as it had an innovative approach to heat, water and waste minimisation. There was also a noticeable effort made here on social value which also made this building worthy of commendation.