The company GAB contacted Ark Shelter because they were in need of a new showroom next to their other one. GAB is the official distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg of Pepe Jeans, Scotch & Soda, Hackett London, Karl Lagerfeld, Façonnable, McGrego and so many more. The need for this showroom was quite urgent so they decided to look for a modular concept which can be made as fast as possible. For the showroom they were in need of a big open bright spaces with a lot of natural incoming light within a two storey building of 200 sqm.
The location was very interesting because on one side there is an old small castle with a beautiful garden surrounded by a lake and in front a parking place. The studio managed to create a design which connects with the garden and lake, an open bright structure that link interior with outdoor.
Ark Shelter prefabricated 5 custom design units in only 2 months. The first floor 2 cabins were installed in the early morning hours. The next 3 cabins were placed on the second floor in cross direction, without any external support. Due to the solid skeleton of the units they can easily create an open space up to 7-8m. In the late afternoon they installed the terrace that has been prepared in panels and metal prefabricated staircase which came in one piece. Each brand has its own showroom and the studio was able to create a covered terrace space within the Shelter construction which is now very useful as a meeting point of all the brands.
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