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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The Europa building, in the Schuman district in Brussels, is the seat of the European Council and the Council of the European Union. Designed by the office of Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, architects and engineers, in partnership with Studio Valle Progettazioni architects, Buro Happold engineers, the building combines 9,271 square metres of conference rooms, 27,163 […]

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The Gare Maritime was one of the largest railway stations in Europe. As part of the development of the Tour & Taxis site, Extensa hired Neutelings Riedijk Architects to design and regenerate the building as a covered town. Project name: Gare Maritime Address: Tour et Taxis. 7-11 rue Picard 7-11. 1000 Bruxelles Assignation/Destination: office, retail, […]

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The municipality of Ixelles (Brussels, Belgium) has launched a design and build competition for the construction of a House of Employment (Maison de l’Emploi) on its property. The project was awarded to the A2m Office, who submitted an innovative proposal for making the programme work on the ground. The passive and BATEX building uses, for […]

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citydev.brussels did not use to have any no built units intended for small SMEs in Brussels. But with the Brussels Newton SME Park, citydev.brussels has now created a park with around fifteen 250 sqm units. The building was designed by the architects DDS & Partners Architects and the Bureau d’Architecture Emmanuel Bouffioux. In March 2015 […]

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Elia organised a closed competition for their site resulting in the selection of the Architectes Associés Firm at the beginning of 2010. The difficulties facing the project were essentially due to the urban location as the site is surrounded by an incinerator, the Van Praet bridge, which is a permanent traffic jam, an extremely noisy […]

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The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert project is a wonderful saga that has been going on for the last 10 years. Alexandre Grosjean, patron of the Société des Galeries, entrusted the renovation of the Galeries to Archi 2000. The renovation includes the accommodation, the offices, the theatre, the Galerie des Princes and the creation of a hotel. […]

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Finding stables such as these stables was a real stroke of luck, the sort of luck that you only have once in a lifetime… and not just for an architect, but for anybody! Philippe Verdussen try to find a solution for setting up the offices of Archi 2000 in these stables. He was not in […]

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