XX Models: Young Belgian Architects

Presented here are twenty recent projects by an equal number of young Belgian architectural firms, published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘XX Models: Young Belgian Architecture’, at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The exhibition showed one architectural model every two months beginning September 2008. Most projects include a public or collective dimension, public rather than private commissions were privileged, and a balance was sought between Flemish and Francophone firms. Each projected is examined in depth; selected offices include JDS Architects, Matador, URA, A229, Dierendonckblancke Architecten, B612 Associates and noA, among others.

Bekaert Office Building / BURO II & ARCHI+I + Sileghem & Partners

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Sileghem & Partners
Location: Esserstraat 8550 ,
Project Director & Project Architect: Ir. arch. Michel Van der Beken
Design Architect: Arch. Steven Vanwildemeerch
Interior Architect: Int.arch. Bart Decloedt
Area: 7224.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium

A+Editions provides the first overview of the export of Belgian architecture. Belgian Architecture Beyond is aimed at both amateurs and professionals of architecture and building. A critical synthesis of the history of Belgian architecture on the international stage since the 19th century and the opinions expressed during a round-table discussion by key figures currently involved in export provide elements of response to some important questions: What are the stakes, difficulties and specificities of Belgian architecture? Why, how and where has the know-how of Belgian architecture been disseminated? How do architects take into account local and cultural features in international projects?

Kempart Loft / Dethier Architectures

© Serge Brison

Architects: Dethier Architectures
Location: , Belgium
Architect In Charge: Daniel Dethier
Artist: Jean Glibert
Area: 154 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Serge Brison

Kazerne Dossin / awg architects

© Stijn Bollaert

Architects: awg architects
Location: ,
Lead Architect: bOb Van Reeth
Project Managers: Jonas Van de Walle and Bob Van Abbenyen
Client: Flemish Government
Program: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights
Area: 6093.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

Willebroek Administration Building / BRUT

© Steven Neyrinck

Architects: BRUT
Location: ,
Partners In Charge: Gunther Slagmeulder, Francis De Wolf
Design Team: Jan Hoffmann, Vincent Van Den Broucke, Dien Wiersma, Lieven Symons
Area: 4,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Steven Neyrinck, Thomas de Bruyne

Buda Art Centre / 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: 51N4E
Location: , Belgium
Architect In Charge: Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn, Peter Swinnen
Design Team: Tine Cooreman, Aline Neirynck, Bob De Wispelaere, Karel Verstraeten, Jan Opdekamp, Joram Van den Brande, Marc-Achille Filliol, Chris Blackbee, Emmanuel Debroise
Area: 4,240 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Filip Dujardin, Paul Steinbrück

House K / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

© Luc Roymans

Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
Area: 173.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Roymans, Dennis Desmet

House Faes / HVH Architecten

© Tim Van De Velde

Architects: HVH Architecten
Location: Keerbergen,
Design Team: Koen Heyvaert, Inne van Herle
Landscape Architecture: Patrick Verbruggen
Year: 2007
Photographs: Tim Van De Velde

House VMVK / dmvA

© Frederik Vercruysse

Architects: dmvA
Location: Sint-Katelijne-Waver,
Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Valerie Lonnoy, Katrien Geerinckx
Area: 506 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse

Films & Architecture: “In Bruges”

In the Belgian language “brug” means bridge, and it’s because of the amount of them in the European medieval city that it took its name. A ”fairy tale f***ing town” is how Harry (Ralph Fiennes), the foul-mouthed boss in In  describes it. And indeed Bruges is a city full of fairy tale-like elements that weave through this crazy, sardonic, violent, and (in our opinion, awesomely) absurd movie.

Have you seen it? Do you know any other film fully linked to a specific city? Let us know in the comments below!

Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke / BURO II + ARCHI+I

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: BURO II + ARCHI+I
Location: ,
Area: 1,246.38 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

Campanules House / EXAR Architecture

© Marc Detiffe

Architects: EXAR Architecture
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Detiffe

Snark Office / calimùcho

© Fabian Rouwette

Architects: calimùcho
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Auffray Deghorain & David Ameye
Engineer: B Solutions
Energy: Eureca
Client: snark
Area: 675 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fabian Rouwette, Fabrice Saudoyez

Hub 01 – Mobile Student Housing Terminal / dmvA Architecten + A3 Architects

© Mick Couwenbergh

Architects: dmvA Architecten, A3 Architects
Location: Kortrijk,
Architect In Charge: vzw Katho, Katholieke Hogeschool Kortrijk
Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Emilie Dorekens, Sabine Rosseel
Structural Engineer: Bvba Studiebureel Vansteelandt
Area: 225 sqm
Photographs: Mick Couwenbergh

Hasselt Court of Justice / J. Mayer H. Architects + a2o architecten + Lens°Ass architecten

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects + a2o architecten + Lens°Ass architecten
Location: Monseigneur Broekxplein, Hasselt, Belgium
Design Team : Jürgen Mayer H., Georg Schmidthals, Marcus Blum, Güvenc Özel, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand
Design Team A2o Architecten: Luc Vanmuysen, Jo Berben, Tim Vekemans, Mannfred Benditz
Design Team : Bart Lens, Massimo Pignanelli, Philippe Dirix, Jan Achten
Area: 3,200 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Low Energy Bamboo House / AST 77 Architecten

© Steven Massart

Architects: AST 77 Architecten
Location: Beukenlaan, Rotselaar,
Architect In Charge: Peter Van Impe
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Steven Massart

Office AST 77 + Apartment / AST 77

© Marcel Van Coile

Architects: AST 77
Location: Tienen,
Architect In Charge: Peter Van Impe
Surface Area: 60 sqm
Built Area: 60 sqm
Living Surface: 125 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Yvan De Saedeleer, Courtesy of Separate Reality, Steven Massart, Jan Liegeois, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Marcel Van Coile