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We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Belgian Architecture. We aim to include projects in Belgium that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Belgium. The focus is on contemporary Belgian buildings but information on traditional architecture is also welcome.
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Swimming pool K, Grimbergen, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, northern Belgium
photo : Frederik Vercruysse
Swimming Pool in Belgium - 19 May 2013
The architects describe this design thus: "although the principal dreamt for years of a swimming pool in his small garden, he chose to renovate his 17th century gentleman’s house first. While the contractors were about to start the works, the uninhabited school building, adjoining his garden, was offered for sale. The principal did not hesitate, works were stopped and the school building was bought. After many analyses and intense discussions it was decided to realise the swimming pool project first".
Schaarbeek Sports Hall, Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Design: O2 Architectes
photo : Filip Dujardin
Schaarbeek Sports Hall - 16 Apr 2013
The sports hall plays an important role as urban and social invigorator. It is a local landmark for neighbouring young people, particularly for those who don’t have access to any other recreational facility than neighbouring squares and streets.
Cemetery of Hoog-Kortrijk, western Belgium
Design: SumProject + Souto Moura Arquitectos
photo : Luis Ferreira
Crematorium Uitzicht - 9 Apr 2013
It is a matter of searching for calm and make peace with the impressive landscape of Hoog-Kortrijk. The cemetery of Hoog-Kortrijk is a serene place that folds with the landscape, with plateaus that slip rhythmically over the slope.
Zero Energy House, Lokeren, northern Belgium
Design: BLAF Architecten
photo : Stijn Bollaert
Zero Energy House Belgium - 26 Feb 2013
The allotment creates a condition that is both generic and specific, context and non-text. The house deals with this condition in an apparently indifferent way, whilst in fact it is questioning the allotment: it is reformulating the concept of the front, side and back facade by addressing the surroundings in equivalent ways, and it is consciously leaving any kind of fencing behind.
Buda Art Centre - Budafabriek, Kortrijk, western Belgium
photo : Filip Dujardin
Buda Art Centre - 12 Feb 2013
The last remaining textile factory on Buda Island - an area destined to become the cultural heart of the city - has been transformed into a number of multifunctional spaces. This large volume of 4.240m² on a site of 3.900m², situated in the middle of a city block, has been adapted through two main interventions.
Stadshal Gent : City Hall, Ghent, Belgium - Nominated for Major European Award
Design: Robbrecht en Daem architecten; Marie-José Van Hee architecten
photo : Petra Decouttere
Stadshal Gent : City Hall, Ghent, Belgium - 31 Jan 2013
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Stadshal Gent is one of the five nominated buildings. In total, 335 works in 37 European countries were nominated for the award.
Wintercircus Transformation, Ghent
Atelier Kempe Thill
picture from architect
Wintercircus Transformation - 17 Jan 2013
Architects Atelier Kempe Thill has won the invited international competition for the transformation of Wintercircus Mahy in Ghent. The building that served as a circus building until the early 20th century will be transformed into a meeting-point and hotspot for creation and innovation.
Boekenberg Park, Deurne, northern Belgium
photo from architect
Boekenberg Park - 19 Dec 2012
The architects and landscape designers approached this building within the conceptual framework of an 18th century English Garden. The concept was to bring the visitor to the romantic natural setting and to confront him with emotionally charged dramatic 'events'.
Sint-Agatha-Berchem, north-central Belgium
Design: BURO II & ARCHI+I
photograph : Filip Dujardin
Sint-Agatha-Berchem - 8 Oct 2012
Sustainable social housing district Sint-Agatha-Berchem, sites ‘Termonde’ and ‘Gérance’.
These new social housing units are in addition to the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. One plot is located along the Beheersstraat and has 43 units, the other one is along the Dendermondestraat with 32 units. On both plots, four blocks of apartments and low-energy houses have been built, classically aligned or in a sawtooth configuration.
Villa Roces, Bruges, northern Belgium
Architectuurburo Govaert & Vanhoutte bvba
photo : Tim Van de Velde
Villa Roces - 3 May 2012 + LEAF Awards winner 22 Sep 2012
Villa Roces is integrated in an oblong terrain of about 70m long and 30m wide, situated in the forest surroundings of Bruges. The concept consists of a 50 m long and a 4.20 m high wooden wall flanking 6 m wide glass box is disposed.
The BrOnks Youth Theater, Brussels
Design: MDMA l Martine De Maeseneer Architects
photograph from architects
The BrOnks Youth Theater Brussels - added 11 Aug 2012
As the first public building realized by MDMA, the BrOnks Youth Theater represents the culmination of two decades of practical and theoretical investigations. Indeed, the project has been underway throughout most of MDMA’s career – four distinct projects were designed for two different sites over a period of fourteen years.
Accent Offices Roeselare, western Belgium
BURO II & ARCHI+I
photo : Klaas Verdru
Accent Offices Roeselare - 7 May 2012
Accent Business Park offers all the advantages of a leading, modern business park: an excellent geographic situation, easy national and international access, ample parking space, a high availability of well-trained staff and a growing market outlet. The Accent Business Park currently offers seven office buildings with approx. 26,000 m² of office space and 650 parking spaces.
Architecture in Belgium
Major Architecture in Belgium, alphabetical:
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Major Architecture Projects, A-C, alphabetical:
Administrative Centre, Bonheiden, Antwerp
Brigittines Chapel, Brussels
Bruges Concert Hall
Robbrecht en Daem
Building for Provincial Youth & Recreation Domain, Sint-Jan-in-Eremo
Coussée & Goris architects
More Belgian Building Designs online soon
Belgian Architecture Office : Rapp + Rapp
Developments in countries adjacent to Belgium
photo : Philippe Ruault
Hergé museum, Louvain-la-Neuve
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
picture © Nicolas Borel
Herge Museum building
Belgian Architecture Studio : Robbrecht en Daem
Buildings / photos for the Belgian Architecture page welcome:
Belgian Architecture : page - adrian welch / isabelle lomholt