The Stadskantoor building is embodied as a pavilion in between the city park and the public space. Its presence in public space is fundamental because the other public functions — the residential care center St-Augustinus, the OCMW administration, and the firehouse — are correlated on the Aartrijkestraat.
The design visually lifts itself up from the ground, creating a vast covered outdoor space where all sorts of common activities can take place. The glazed convex shape forms a diffuse transition between park and building. The public outdoor space becomes a public indoor place.
The functionalities of the imposed program are situated in a compact concentric plan: a strictly geometric and square shape in which the atrium forms the heart of the building. This atrium is an open-plan area that spatially connects all floors and allows light to reach down to the ground floor.