Story

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Partners in life and work

Dhooge and Meganck architecture was founded in 2015 but their expertise goes much further back in time. David and Saar got to know each other at Ghent University, where they both graduated as civil engineer architect (2000-2002).


Saar Meganck (°1979) first worked at Prof. Dr .Ir.- Arch. Firmin Mees, where she actively participated in the reconversion of the Thermal Power Station to the Student House (polyvalent interpretation for events, among others) for UGent and the Museum Center Tour of Flanders in Oudenaarde. She was the first in 2006 to start full-time on the development of her own office.


David Dhooge (°1977) worked at the TV Stéphane Beel - Xaveer De Geyter, after that for more than twelve years as a senior project leader for Stéphane Beel Architects (SBA) where he designed and executed numerous projects of all kinds. In 2014 he lead the architects' team for the winning team DOK9000 (Re-vive, Van Haerents and Van Roey) the competition for the pioneering and sustainable urban development around the Schipperskaai on the site of the Oude Dokken in Ghent (350 homes, 50,000 m²), a pilot project for the city in terms of sustainability. 

 

Personal Commitment

As partners in life, but also in architecture, David and Saar personally guarantee their company. They both overlook the company and act as coordinating tandem for the entire team. They are the direct point of contact for every project and are also tangible, a plus for every cooperation.

 
 
 

Philosophy

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'If you build it, they will come'

We stand for personality, honesty and integrity. We are immediately approachable and believe in the professionalism, efficiency and small scale of a traditional company. We believe in architecture with an integral sustainability and a convincing imagination that drives the design. We are fascinated by new technologies, circular economy, the transition to just sustainability and believe that it can be done differently. Now and not later.

We do not ask why, but why not?

We design and realize projects of all sizes: from urban master plans, industrial buildings, offices to residential (apartments, houses, large and small renovations), furniture and even light fittings.

Our work is an endless course of the same, as a broken scenario by David Lynch that seems to make sense.Out of the ordinary. We look and we do.

Think of something to build it.
Nothing more, but nothing less. 

People will come.

 

 

Management

 
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Professional Office Management

The office can count on professional support that ensures that every project is continuously monitored from start to finish, in terms of content, finance and planning. For this purpose, the agency is equipped with specialized software such as XATRAX ARCHX and the MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 system, has its own SHAREPOINT PLATFORM that makes sharing documents with clients and contractors easier and more accessible. MICROSOFT PROJECT PRO software that enables dynamic planning models is used for the planning of each project. The bureau is also a member of various professional organizations that provide relevant support, such as the NAV, VIBE and WTCB. In short, the office likes to reach out to a digital future and is currently even exploring VIRTUAL REALITY.

In addition to this internal support, the office can count on years of experience and constructive collaborations with various external engineering firms such as Mouton, Util, Lime, Stedec (stability), VK engineering, Boydens, Tech3 (techniques), Daidalos-Peutz (acoustics, building physics) etc.

Their own years of concrete construction expertise in a very large office, in various projects, supplemented by this broad technical and practical support, ensure that every assignment, whatever scale and budget, can be realized in an extremely professional way - within timing and budget.

 

Bach & Numbers

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Core business model

Every composition by Johann Sebastian Bach can be brought back to a fanatically organized system of numbers, a rational background: pure mathematics.
Dhooge & Meganck strongly believe in this tandem: architecture that is moving and whose figures are right, and this for every budget. Because there is no project without knocking figures. No number, no Bach

 
 

Team

 

David Dhooge en Saar Meganck

 

collaborators  

Matteo Lampaert

Ines Verbiese

Simen Lambrecht

Shervin Sheikh Rezaei

 

 

former collaborators

Bert De Roo, Judith De Pau, Johannes T'Hooft, Simon Stroo

Danielle Raymaekers, Sarah De Pourcq, Margarida Esteves

Michiel Weekers, Frank Hooghe, Ramses De Koninck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Francisco Ferrerlaan 55 B-9000 Gent

09 279 67 27

info@dhoogemeganck.be

BE 895 486 677

 
 
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Awards, publications and expo

AWARDS

BEST BUILDING OF THE YEAR : ARCHDAILY FINALIST (2018, Internationale prijs, nog niet beslist)
FINALIST FLEMISH ARCHITECTURAL AWARD (Camp´s 2017)

 

PUBLICATIONS

JAARBOEK ARCHITECTUUR VLAANDEREN 2018 (mei 2018, Camp´s)
JAARBOEK ARCHITECTUUR VLAANDEREN 2018 (mei 2018, De Kleine Prins)
BAUWELT (april 2018, DUITSLAND) 
THIS IS PAPER (feb 2018, MONDIAAL): ´Sacral interpretation of production site´
PLAN MAGAZINE 6 (BENELUX) (feb 2018): ´Wanneer werken een relgieuze ervaring wordt´ 
SUBTILITAS (nov 2017, MONDIAAL)
ARCHDAILY (nov 2017, MONDIAAL) meest bekeken architectuurforum ter wereld
LE MONITEUR (nov 2017, FRANKRIJK)
LA CROIX (nov 2017, FRANKFRIJK)
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST CHINA (nov 2017, CHINA)
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST JAPAN (nov 2017 ,JAPAN)
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST GERMANY (nov 2017 ,DUITSLAND)
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST RUSSIA (nov 2017, RUSLAND)
TREEMODE (nov 2017 ,CHINA)
TH7 (J nov 2017, APAN)
IMSPENDER.COM (nov 2017, CHINA)
NOTEY.COM (nov 2017, MONDIAAL)
ABC NEWS (nov 2017, RUSLAND)
EUROPLAN (nov 2017, MONDIAAL)
DA VINCI LIFESTYLE (nov 2017, MONDIAAL)
DIGITAL MAG (nov 2017, MONDIAAL)
DISTANCE FROM TO (nov 2017 MONDIAAL)
AECCAFE (nov 2017, VERENIGDE STATEN)
De Standaard (21.11.17): ´Modernste fabriek van de Lage Landen´
Radio Klara (17.11.17): Happy Hour over Camp´s (Koen Van Synghel)
De Standaard (16.11.17): ´Camp´s´ (Koen Van Synghel)

 

EXPO

A TEMPORARY FUTURE INSTITUTE M KHA (05-09.17): DHOOGE & MEGANCK stelt tentoon in het M HKA als onderdeel van de tentoonstelling. De Wünderkammer van het VAI reist van Frankfurt naar Antwerpen van mei tot en met september.
FESTIVAL VAN DE ARCHITECTUUR (VAI)(08.09.17): ´Camp´s´ en ´De Kleine Prins´ stellen hun deuren open.
MAATWERK/MASSARBEIT CUSTOM MADE ARCHITECTURE FROM FLANDERStsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt (14.10.16)