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House LS / dmvA

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Location: Wemmel, Belgium
  • Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
  • General Contractor: BATI bvba
  • Structural Engineer: ASB
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse

Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects

  • Architects: Xaveer De Geyter Architects, Stéphane Beel Architects
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Architects In Charge: Xaveer De Geyter, Stéphane Beel, Jo Taillieu, Isabelle Blancke, Inge Buyse – Dan Budik, Piet Crevits, Tobias Labarque, Michael Smith, Lieve Van De Ginste, David Van Severen
  • Structural Engineer: SWK Arcadis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ingenium
  • Landscape: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
  • Acoustics: Daidalos
  • Durability: Cenergie
  • Area: 7241.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Frans Parthesius

© Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius

Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners

  • Architects: Ney&Partners
  • Location: Riemst, Belgium
  • Area: 195.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ney&Partners

Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners

Siblings Factory / JDS Architects

© Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw

  • Architects: Bovenbouw
  • Location: Schoten, Belgium
  • Design Team: Dirk Somers, Erik Wieërs, Pieter Eeckeloo, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Annelien Grandry and Christophe Van Boxtel
  • Client: Gemeente Schoten, Johan Hoskens
  • Structural Engineer: Arcadis Gedas NV
  • Area: 2480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme

Learning Centre Destelheide / Bovenbow

  • Architects: Bovenbow
  • Location: Dworp, Belgium
  • Design: Dirk Somers, Isabel Dedeurwaerdere, Anna Celigoj
  • Area: 263.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme

Crematorium Heimolen / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

House WIVA / OYO - Open Y Office

  • Architects: OYO - Open Y Office
  • Location: Herent, Belgium
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Tom Janssens

© Tom Janssens © Tom Janssens © Tom Janssens © Tom Janssens

House extension Mortsel / Bovenbow

  • Architects: Bovenbow
  • Location: Mortsel, Belgium
  • Design: Dirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Christopher Paesbrugge
  • Area: 75.5 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Karin Borghouts

© Karin Borghouts © Karin Borghouts © Karin Borghouts © Karin Borghouts

Passive House with Textile Skin / BLAF Architecten

  • Architects: BLAF Architecten
  • Location: Asse, Belgium
  • Design Team: Bart Vanden Driessche, Lieven Nijs, Barbara Oelbrandt
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert

School extension Rumst / Bovenbouw

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Zero Energy House Lokeren / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert

dnA House / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert

woning boW te Wondelgem / BLAF Architecten

  • Architects: BLAF Architecten
  • Location: Wondelgem, Belgium
  • Interiors: Sammy Darraz, Wakken
  • Area: 204.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

C-Mine Expeditie / NU architectuuratelier

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert