Projects

  • BOURSE, Brussels – Belgium

    BOURSE, Brussels – Belgium

    Mister Emma has conducted an investigation into the history of the Bourse: what is the origin of this iconic building in the heart of Brussels and what were the stages in its majestic renovation? Mister Emma provides the answers, thanks to interviews with Philippe Close, Mayor of the City of Brussels, and architects Nicolas Bouquelle…

  • FINSTRAAT, Brussels – Belgium

    FINSTRAAT, Brussels – Belgium

    Arian Schelstraete is an architect. He bought a former brewery warehouse on rue Fin in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean to build his home. He divided the building into 3 flats and a space on the ground floor available for quarters, for associations looking for extra space. To bring light into the heart of each flat, the architect designed…

  • VIGNETTE, Brussels – Belgium

    VIGNETTE, Brussels – Belgium

    Denis and Sandrine lived in rue de la Vignette in Auderghem, and were looking for a bigger house. A plot of land was available just opposite their home. They hired Karbon’ to design a house that would connect with the back garden. The architects proposed a wooden house and helped them to live in a…

  • GRANDE HALLE, Brussels – Belgium

    GRANDE HALLE, Brussels – Belgium

    Located in the heart of the Heyvaert district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, well known for the car trade to Africa, this flagship project of the « Petite Senne » sustainable neighbourhood contract is built on the site of a former industrial hall built in 1910 on the Quai de l’Industrie. The site, which extends into the interior of the…

  • PARC PIERRE PAULUS, Brussels – Belgium

    PARC PIERRE PAULUS, Brussels – Belgium

    The Parc Pierre Paulus was originally two independent gardens, one belonging to the Pelgrims house and the other to a convent. The English garden of the Pelgrims house had a theatrical organisation, a sort of décor composed of false rockeries, fountains and water features. Then the convent garden was dramatically opened up by the construction…

  • PLACE MARIE JANSON, Brussels – Belgium

    PLACE MARIE JANSON, Brussels – Belgium

    As part of the « Parvis-Morichar » sustainable neighbourhood contract in Saint-Gilles, StudioPaolaVigano’ and vvv architecture urbanisme were commissioned to renovate the Place Marie Janson. The idea was quickly to connect the built front, the Saint-Gilles forecourt and the interior of the square by creating a sloping surface to let the water run off and collect it…

  • BRASSERIES ATLAS, Brussels – Belgium

    BRASSERIES ATLAS, Brussels – Belgium

    In September 2023, the artists and craftsmen of the Brasseries Atlas organized an exhibition of their work and the history of the building. Émile Barret contacted ARCHI URBAIN to obtain the archives of Mister Emma’s interviews with Guido Vanderhulst in 2006 and Philippe De Bloos and Christophe Lambert in 2012. It was time to take…

  • THE LOUISE, Brussels – Belgium

    THE LOUISE, Brussels – Belgium

    The Louise Tower, known as Generali on Avenue Louise in Brussels, is undergoing a major renovation and is now called The Louise. Brussels-based A2RC has been commissioned to bring the Polak brothers’ 1963 building into the 21st century. The tower retains its characteristic diamond shape, tinted windows and original colors. On the other hand, other…

  • WOODEN, Leudelange – Luxembourg

    WOODEN, Leudelange – Luxembourg

    In 2018, BPI Real Estate and IKO Real Estate decided to construct a wooden building on a scale never before built in Luxembourg. To build the Baloise headquarters, they called on the architectural firm ArtBuild Architects. The architects chose to showcase the wood in order to emphasise the feel-good factor of the material. They also…

  • MARNIX, Brussels – Belgium

    MARNIX, Brussels – Belgium

    The MARNIX building in the heart of Brussels was erected in 1964 by the American firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). It was extended using the same architectural grammar in 1989 and has become an emblematic building for the European capital, but the task facing Brussels-based A2M today is much more important: to bring the…