The University of Ghent​ has chosen SVR-ARCHITECTS to develop a masterplan for their site at the Proeftuinstraat and to design new research buildings there for the Faculty of Bio-Engineering. This fascinating site lies between the motorway, railroad and the river Scheldt. It neighbours large scale industry but also dense housing and contains the remains of a historic manor park. The jury selected our team based on the design methodology that we proposed and our vision for the lab of the future. The University of Ghent​​ appreciated our clear, structured and comprehensive project approach built on four distinct steps: analysis, vision, concept and design. We are convinced that a clear design process is the first step towards a successful and well-founded project.