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12 Sep 2018
NEO 2, Brussels
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners
NEO 2 International Convention Center and Hotel in Brussels
image Courtesy architecture office

NEO 2 Brussels Building
With the winning competition design for the international Convention center and Hotel by the consortium with CFE / Cofinimmo together with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the second phase of NEO Brussels is taking shape.

13 Jun 2018
Solvay Office Building, Brussels
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Solvay Headquarters in Brussels
image Courtesy architecture office

Solvay Headquarters in Brussels
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins international competition to design the new sustainable headquarters for global chemical company, Solvay.

1 Jun 2018
Koksijde Watchtower Building, Koksijde, province of West Flanders
Design: NEXT architects
Hoge Blekker Watchtower Koksijde building
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Hoge Blekker Watchtower, Koksijde
How do you create a touristic landmark that catches people’s attention whilst fluidly merging with the surroundings? Connecting landscape and landmark formed a basis for the winning design by NEXT architects for the Hoge Blekker, a watchtower on the Belgian coast.

30 Mar 2018
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan, Leuven
Design: KCAP
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan
image © KCAP

Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan
Rotterdam, 29th of March 2018 – The masterplan for ‘Wetenschapspark Arenberg’ in Heverlee has been updated. The science park is an important link in the further development of the Leuven knowledge region.

18 Mar 2018
Port House, Antwerp
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Port House Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects
photo © Helene Binet

Port House Antwerp Building
Following its commendation by the Architectural Review’s ‘New into Old’ awards in December 2017, Port House in Antwerp has been named ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the MIPIM Awards 2018.

23 Feb 2018
Flanders Architecture Institute Events
Flanders Architecture Institute Events lecture series 2018
image courtesy of Flanders Architecture Institute
Flanders Architecture Institute Events
The ACROSS lecture series provides a forum for young Belgian architects on both sides of the language border. On 27 February, Brussels-based GRUE kicks off the new season, while landscape architect Bas Smets provides an introduction.

8 Dec 2017
Place Schuman Building, Schuman Roundabout, Rue de la Loi, European Quarter, Brussels
Design: COBE (DK) & BRUT (BE)
Place Schuman Brussels roundabout plan
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Place Schuman Building
New urban square and pedestrian zone for Bruxelles Mobilité: from roundabout to urban agora – COBE and BRUT to design the entrance to the European Union

7 Nov 2017
Lorette Convent Apartments, Drabstraat, Mechelen
Architects: dmvA
Lorette Convent Apartments
photograph : Bart Gosselin

Lorette Convent Apartments in Mechelen
By provoking action and reaction between past and present through the application of contemporary architecture, the remodeling of this entire block of buildings—including landmark buildings such as Hooghuys and the former Lorette convent—adheres to this evolutionary principle.

25 Sep 2017
The Herman Teirlinck Building, Havenlaan, Brussels
Design: Neutelings Riedijk Architect
Herman Teirlinck Building
photograph : Filip Dujardin, Ghent

The Herman Teirlinck Building in Brussels

14 Sep 2017
Antwerp Tower, Antwerp
Design: WAA
Antwerp Tower
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Antwerp Tower in Belgium
Situated on a corner site, adjacent to the Flemish Opera, the Antwerp Tower is an existing building that will be repurposed to hybrid-programmed residential tower, reusing the existing building’s structure, and shape. It is the third tallest building in Antwerp at 87m high, but due to be 100m on completion.

29 Jun 2017
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel Building News
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel
photo © Carlson Rezidor Hotel Groupe
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel Building
Soluis Group and Graven Images have teamed up to design a new hotel for Radisson RED, Carlson Rezidor’s new upscale lifestyle select brand inspired by the millennial lifestyle and fuelled by art, design, music and fashion. Designers at Graven Images developed sketches and initial design ideas, which Soluis Group then turned into 3D visualisations.

12 May 2017
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Emerging Architect Prize Winner – NAVEZ Brussels Building, Schaarbeek, Brussels
Design: MSA/V+
NAVEZ Brussels Building by MSA/V+ Architects | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo © Serge Brison

NAVEZ Brussels Building
This housing project that fulfills the double ambition of the local authorities: to represent the urban revalidation scheme with a landmark at the entrance of the city and to provide exemplary apartments for large families. The client is the City of Schaerbeek.
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Emerging Architect Award Winner

7 May 2017
Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building, Kennedypark and Beneluxpark, Kortrijk, West Flanders
Design: Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building
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Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building
Alternatively known as ‘The Circle,’ the project uses transparency as a key theme. The glass facade was designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects to form a skin around the circular building’s open plan central atrium space, where daily activities are illuminated with a full 360 degrees of natural light.

Shopping Towns Europe, deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp
Flanders Architecture Institute Exhibition
Shopping Towns Europe is the second edition of the Architecture Cabinet, a fast switching exhibition format that allows the Flanders Architecture Institute to address topical research and design. The exhibition Shopping Towns Europe explores the introduction and dissemination of the regional shopping centre in Europe between 1945 and 1975.

23 Feb 2017
Quai de Rome – New Sustainable Wooden Supermarket in Liège, Province of Liège, Wallonia
Design: MDW ARCHITECTURE with H+G Architects
Wooden Supermarket Liège
photograph © Séverin Malaud

Wooden Supermarket in Liège
The singular ambition of this project is to show that a development programme as basic as a supermarket can, if handled with ambition and craftiness, become a subtle operation of urban acupuncture that heals the place where it is built.

3 Jan 2017
DC L-Berg, Ghent – Nominated for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards
Design: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
DC L-Berg Ghent Building
photo © Filip Dujardin

DC L-Berg Ghent Building, Ledeberg
A grand, nineteenth century façade, a structure of ‘stacked tables’ and a leitmotif of shining, black volumes form together the new social services centre in Ledeberg.

23 Dec 2016
The Labyrinth, Genk, Limburg
Design: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
The Labyrinth in Genk
photo © Filip Dujardin

The Labyrinth: Limburg Public Structural Sculpture
A collaboration of young Belgian architects and artists Pieterjan Gijs (1983) en Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (1983) – realized an experimental labyrinth to mark the tenth birthday of arts centre C-mine (Genk, Belgium).

23 Dec 2016
Mons International Congress Xperience (MICX), Mons
Design: Studio Libeskind, architects, with H2a
Mons International Congress Xperience
photograph : Georges De Kinder

Mons International Congress Xperience
Conceived as a new architectural landmark for Mons, the new convention center is a key element in a plan for economic revitalization, and serves as a connector between the old and the new. From the viewing platform at the top, a visitor can spy the 17th-century Belfry tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site, in the historic center of town, a new train station designed by Santiago Calatrava and the La Haine river.

13 Dec 2016
Call for Design Teams for Antwerp Ring
Antwerp Ring Cover Design
image courtesy of architects
Antwerp Ring Cover Design
In early 2016, the Flemish government appointed intendant Alexander D’Hooghe, with the assignment to prepare a road cover and liveability project by the beginning of 2018 for the R1 (the Ring through Antwerp).

6 Dec 2016
Cultural Plaza and Digital Port, Namur, Wallonia
Architects: 3XN
Cultural Plaza and Digital Port
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Belgian Cultural Plaza and Digital Port
At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, adjacent to the historic Roman citadel and across from the Wallonian Parliament in Namur, Belgium; 3XN’s ‘beautiful game of terraces’ invites the rediscovery of this historic setting.

21 Oct 2016
Botanic Center Bloom Brussels Building Design
Design: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Botanic Center Bloom Brussels Building
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Botanic Center Brussels Building

Rot-Ellen-Berg Oudenaarde, Flemish province of East Flanders
Design: Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
Oudenaarde building in East Flanders
photograph : Arno Roncadan

Oudenaarde building in East Flanders

24 Mar 2016
The Vegetable Palace
Design: van Bergen Kolpa Architects
Vegetable Palace
image courtesy of architects

The Vegetable Palace Flanders

27 Jan 2016
Le Toison d’Or
Design: UNStudio, Architects
Le Toison Dor Brussels Building
photography © Hufton+Crow © Eva Bloem

Le Toison d’Or Brussels Building
Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

26 Oct 2015
Multisensory Railway Museum
Design: Lightemotion
Multisensory Railway Museum Builidng Brussels
photograph : Marie-Francoise Plissart

Multisensory Railway Museum in Brussels
Train World, the new Belgian railway museum, opened on September 25 after ten years of work and an investment of 25 million euros. Lightemotion, creative office in Montreal, is pleased to have participated in the lighting of this new past, present and future railway showcase, which exhibits the most beautiful original pieces of the country’s history collection.

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