Steven Ware runs the Paris office of the Art&Build architects firm. Running through various French timber construction projects, he tells us about the innovative research advances being made by his firm on bio-sourced materials and on bimetal. Project name: INNOVATION Address: Paris, France Assignation/Destination: Façade, Green construction Name of architect: ART&BUILD architects Technical sheet of […]

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Chambon has been known for many years as the headquarters of the General Savings and Retirement Fund (CGER), at Rue Fossé aux Loups, Brussels 1000. In 2011 BNP Paribas Fortis sold all of the buildings to Allfin, the real estate group, now known as Immobel. The renovation and construction project was managed by the Jaspers-Eyers […]

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In 2011 Immobel and BPI decided to buy the site of the old headquarters of the Solvay company, flagship of the Belgian chemical industry, which is located on both sides of the Rue Prince Albert (blocks 33 and 44). The challenge for the architects from the A2RC and Jaspers-Eyers architectural offices was to create a […]

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The Anvers-Simons project, designed by the A2M office, is part of a program aimed at creating school places in the City of Brussels, and bringing expressive architecture to a crèche, a nursery school, passive housing units, and a sports hall right in the heart of the Brussels’ North Quarter. Project name : Anvers-Simons Address :Rue […]

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Following its acquisition of the old Belle-Vue breweries site in Molenbeek (Brussels, Belgium), Nelson Canal has, with the help of the A2M architectural office, been working on renovating the buildings and giving them a new direction: a youth hotel, passive housing, and the 2.0 Museum have appeared. Project name : Belle-Vue Address : 33-41 quai […]

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Tivoli Sustainable Neighbourhood is the largest project that citydev.brussels has ever undertaken. This eco-neighbourhood will include economic activity (Greenbizz), housing, two crèches, and 1,000 m² of shops. It is located on a complex site, as it’s squeezed in between a residential area and an industrial one. in association with citydev.brussels Project name : Tivoli Green […]

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In 2008 the CPAS (Public Social Welfare Centre) launched a competition for 3 sites around Neder-over-Heembeek: Bruyn Est, Bruyn Ouest and Bruyn Nord. B612 Associates won the competition for Bruyn Est. The ground really was on the border between the edge of the urban development and the countryside. The key to the whole project lay […]

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This capsule highlights the difficulty of transforming an office building into housing, and, above all, the many procedures that an architect has to go through in order to see his project actually come to fruition. A process that is sometimes very long and fraught with pitfalls, and which does not always lead to a result that […]

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The RTBF Média Rives project is a complex one, given both its programme and its geographical position. Situated on the banks of the Meuse, in Liege, it finds itself not only in front of Ron Arad’s renowned shopping centre, but also adjacent to the Musée de la Métallurgie in a very popular district. Project name […]

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Philippe Verdussen from the Archi 2000 firm talks about a common phenomenon in the first decade of the 21st century: the transformation of office spaces into residential spaces. He takes the example of the conversion of the Livingstone building in Brussels (Belgium) Project name : Livingstone Address : 6 avenue Livingstone. 1000 Brussels. Belgium Assignation/Destination […]

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