Siblings Factory / JDS Architects

© Nico Neefs

Architects: JDS Architects
Location: , Belgium
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nico Neefs

Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners

Courtesy of Ney&Partners

Architects: Ney&Partners
Location: ,
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Ney&Partners

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

© Frans Parthesius

Architects: Xaveer De Geyter Architects, Stéphane Beel Architects
Location: ,
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
Year: 2006
Photographs: Frans Parthesius

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: ,
Design Team: Dirk Somers, Erik Wieërs, Pieter Eeckeloo, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Annelien Grandry and Christophe Van Boxtel
Area: 2,480 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

© Koen Van Damme

Architects: Vincent Van Duysen Architects
Location: , Belgium
Area: 3600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koen Van Damme

Learning Centre Destelheide / Bovenbouw

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: ,
Design: Dirk Somers, Isabel Dedeurwaerdere, Anna Celigoj
Area: 263 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

© Koen Van Damme

Architects: Vincent Van Duysen Architects
Location: Tielrode, ,
Collaborators: Jan Van Gassen, Stijn Rolies
Area: 330.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koen Van Damme

Crematorium Heimolen / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Sebastian van Damme

Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: , Belgium
Project Team: Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, David Hess, Hannes Ochmann, Luuk Stoltenborg, Yaron Tam, Hagar Zur
Client: Intercommunale Westlede Sint Niklaas
Area: 3187.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Sebastian van Damme, Christian Richters, Stijn Bollaert

House WIVA / OYO – Open Y Office

© Tom Janssens

Architects: OYO – Open Y Office
Location: ,
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Janssens

House extension Mortsel / Bovenbouw

© Karin Borghouts

Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: ,
Design: Dirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Christopher Paesbrugge
Area: 75.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Karin Borghouts

School extension Rumst / Bovenbouw

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: , Belgium
Area: 893 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Passive House with Textile Skin / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

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

Zero Energy House Lokeren / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

Architects: BLAF Architecten
Location: ,
Area: 297.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

dnA House / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

Architects: BLAF Architecten
Location: , Belgium
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

woning boW te Wondelgem / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

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

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

© Flickr User Chris Lee

EC Harris’ 2013 International 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 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

Architects: NU architectuuratelier
Location: Winterslag, 3600 , Belgium
Project Architect: Halewijn Lievens
Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

Ice Rink of Liège / L’Escaut Architectures + BE Weinand

© Marc Detiffe

Architects: L’Escaut Architectures + BE Weinand
Location: Liege,
Gappa Structure: Yves Weinand, Arianit Shevelli Fluids: BET Nicolas Ingénieries
Area: 7,410 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Detiffe