An eye-catching, entirely pink, closed ‘box’ with just one door is the winner of the first triennial architecture award in the city of Roeselare. ‘Maister’ is located on the Ovenhoek industrial estate and has won the prize for best large-scale intervention. The Westwing Tower also receives recognition.

Maister stands out not only for its striking color choice and deliberate decision to be a closed box, but also for the green jungle inside. This interior oasis removes the industrial feel of the estate and provides a sanctuary for employees. The green inner garden and the orientation of the interior spaces towards it are the key strengths of the design according to the expert jury.

The Westwing Tower (Kwadestraat) captures the public’s attention the most. The tower is clearly a successful eye-catcher at the Westwing Park business complex. With its 13 floors, it is the tallest office building in West Flanders, serving as the symbolic centerpiece of the site. The tower is constructed as a ground-level base with twelve levels above, divided into three stacked volumes of varying height, width, and depth. The vertical stacking creates space for an internal public square that connects all the buildings.

In the category of best small-scale intervention, the expert jury selects the Sint-Jozefskerk. The jury applauds the project for addressing a wide range of themes. The smart repurposing with minimal changes to the exterior and a reversible interior, focus on sustainability, and the church’s role as a catalyst for the neighborhood through the option to use or rent part of the building are all highly appreciated.