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: Mortsel,
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: ,
Area: 893 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Passive House with Textile Skin / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

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

dnA House / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

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

woning boW te Wondelgem / BLAF Architecten

© Stijn Bollaert

Architects: BLAF Architecten
Location: ,
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 ,
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

After-School Child Care Gistel / Buro II & Archi+I

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: Buro II & Archi+I
Location: Gistel,
Architect In Charge: Tom Vandorpe
Designer: Kevin Huysentruyt, Fanny Dorme
Year: 2013
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

Liège Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis / Dethier Architectures

© Serge Brison

Architects: Dethier Architectures
Location: 4102 .
General Contractor: Daniel Stoffels sprl
Metallic Structure: Bemelmans Balancier et Fils sprl
Interior Woodwork: C. Dethier sprl
Area: 333.0 sqm
Year: 2004
Photographs: Serge Brison

GENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© Jean-Luc Laloux

Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

School extension in Antwerp / Areal Architecten

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Architects: Areal Architecten
Location: Weerstandslaan,
Area: 2,450 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Areal Architecten, Thomas De Bruyne

Renovation of Kazematten Bombshelters / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Cellebroedersstraat / a2o architecten

© Niels Donkers

Architects: a2o architecten
Location: Cellebroedersstraat, ,
Founder: Haumont nv
Contractor: Deholi nv , Centrum-Zuid 2607, 3530 Houthalen
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Niels Donkers

Summerhouse V at K / BURO II & ARCHI+I

© Siska Vandecasteele

Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Siska Vandecasteele