Project Kortrijk, Belgium

K in Kortrijk

Foundations for a shopping center at the heart of the city

Sector: Buildings

10 months and 7 machines .. huge project in Kortrijk/Courtrai for the foundations of this 34 000 m² shopping mall.

Technical specifications

Rotary cased bored piles with enlarged base

  • 10 000 m³
  • Ø 1500 mm / Ø enlarged base 2700 mm
  • more than 40 m long


  • 9000 m²
  • more than 40 m deep

Diaphragm wall - shopping center

  • 16 165 m²
  • 1000 mm thick
  • 25 m deep

+ 14 382 m² diaphragm wall for the entrance tunnels


Shopping in the heart of the city

This modern and urban shopping mall, open since 2010, offers 85 shops and brands of mode, living style, restaurants and much more. Situated in the middle of the city, close to the pedestrian area, it also provides more than 1500 parking spots for cars and bikes as well as 80 housings.

In order to shortened the construction time, one the solution was to build higher and deeper at the same time. Which was made possible thanks to our realization of barrettes.

Project details

Project name

K in Kortrijk


Commercial, Car Parks


Large diameter bored pile with enlarged base, Barrette, Diaphragm wall

Contract type



Kortrijk, Belgium


AM Wijngaard (Van Laere – Van Roey)

Building Period

2007 - 2008


Robbrecht & Daem

Total value

€ 5.5 million

Work site overview

Bored piles

Working under St Martin's church tower

Large diameter bored piles with enlarged base

Bored piles


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