Perspective Belgium with A20 is one of three finalists to enter into negotiation with the client for the design of 90 social apartments in the city of Ghent. The quayside site in the old Ghent harbour is located next to several existing preserved steel frame warehouse shelters, that make up the sites specific harbour character. The project is a superposition of housing volumes in combination with a secondary structure in which spacious balconies and circulation areas are organized. The volumetric appearance is contemporary and yet reminiscent of the nearby warehouses shelters. The structure is a 4-storey timber frame, with a very well insulated building shell and excellent energetic characteristics. The building can be easily upgraded to a passive-house standard.