Knokke-Heist

In 1998 Léon Krier and Duany-Plater-Zyberkont developed a garden city project for 1000 inhabitants on a 26-hectare site in Knokke Heist.

21 international architects, including myself, were invited to draw 305 houses projected in the Flemish vernacular style of the Belgian coast. I designed 7 of the houses. The drawings were sold to individuals with the land and the construction of the houses was provided by local architects.

The construction work began in 2003, and in 2008 the project received the Philippe Rottier European Prize for Architecture for the Reconstruction of the City.