I spent my adolescence, went to school and lost my virginity in Mechelen. That time, the city hosted many breweries. One of them, Lamot, left its heritage with a fysical urban landmark. The Lamot brewery and production centre were radically renovated between 2000 and 2005. The historical legacy of the site and building set the footprint for the ‘Lamot Conference- and Heritage Centre’, a bistro, a hotel, offices and lofts. The ‘Residentie Lamot‘ is a newly built residence (condo). This contemporary architecture has been succesfully integrated with monumental heritage and urban renewal.