The MEUROP complex (arch. Walter Bresseleers, 1957, extension arch. Jean Dumont, 1972) was conceived as a democratic furniture shop and urban “étalage”. In 1994, under the impetus of arch. A.J. Lode Janssens (principal pf the Hoger Architectuurinstituut Sint-Lucas Brussel/Gent), the building was acquired and transformed into an experimental school of architecture. Some 25 years later, the building is in dire need of a programmatic afterlife and a building physics upgrade. Through a straightforward set of upgrades and additions, the building’s usable volume increases by 25%, following one strict yet generous rule, i.e. each educational space or atelier holds a direct access to usable outside space.