Politiecommissariaat Brugge / Beel & Achtergael Architecten

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Beel & Achtergael Architecten
Location: , Belgium
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Lieven Achtergael, Isabelle Dierickx, Pietter Lansens, Tom Mockett, Jeffrey Berghman, Rein Bultynck, Sofie Philips, Kris Broidioi, Steve Salembier, Vincent De Keyser, Ida Lievens
Area: 11,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

BAT 021 Housing / Urban Platform

© Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: ,
Area: 6,566 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison

SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform

© Marc Detiffe

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: ,
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Marc Detiffe, Tim Van de Velde

Jaax / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck

© Marie-Françoise Plissart

Architects: Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck
Location: ,
Photographs: Marie-Françoise Plissart

LENS 021 Housing / Urban Platform

© Tim van de Velde

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: Brussels,
Area: 2,570 sqm
Photographs: Tim van de Velde

Dexia / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck

© Marie Franáoise Plissart

Architects: Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck
Location: Brussels,
Photographs: Marie Franáoise Plissart, François Brix

DEC 100 Housing / Urban Platform

Courtesy of

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: , Belgium
Area: 3280.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Courtesy of Urban Platform

Welkenraedt Funeral Centre / Dethier Architectures

© Serge Brison

Architects: Dethier Architectures
Location: , Belgium
Architect In Charge: Daniel Dethier
Area: 3290.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Serge Brison

“Fancy” Retail Headquarters / Urban Platform

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: , Belgium
Client: Fancy Home Collection sa
Budget: € 7,400,000
Area: 10759.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde, Courtesy of

Square de l’Accueil Winning Proposal / ARJM

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ARJM, in collaboration with SUM, recently won the competition for their project, “Square de l’Accueil” (Welcoming Square), which includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and underground parking. Located in a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards Evere, one of communes, the project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Market Hall in Ghent / Marie-José Van Hee + Robbrecht & Daem, by Hufton + Crow

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The Marie-José Van Hee + Robbrecht & Daem designed Market Hall in Ghent reinstates the presence of old urban areas that had become unrecognizable. As an urban interior, the inside embraces the passer-by with a dual modulated wooden ceiling, whose small windows scatter light inwards. The exterior, the entire building in fact, seems to assume a respectful role relative to the nobler historic stone buildings.

We have previously brought you 
images of the project, but these latest images by Hufton + Crow truly capture the experience and highlight the project’s materials and principles. A complete gallery of their photos can be viewed after the break.

Naves Temporary Pavilion Proposal / Appareil

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Designed by Appareil, their proposal for Naves, a temporary pavilion for the city of , Capital of Culture in 2015, addresses a contextual relationship to the gothic surroundings as an exploration on lightness and transparency. Inspired by this historical context, this project explores structural and material logics to revisit the gothic arch; the ‘curve’ is examined as a bending element caught within a woven collaborative structure of glass fiber tubes, in which the use of compression is exchanged by the one of tension for the building to achieve maximum lightness. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Factory Life / Julie D’Aubioul

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Julie D’Aubioul
Location: Kapellestraat, ,
General Contractor: Mark De Buck, Eeklo, Belgium
Glass Provider: Gama Glas, Bassevelde, Belgium
Fire Place: Stüv, Belgium
Area: 860 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

Market Hall in Ghent / Marie-José Van Hee + Robbrecht & Daem

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Marie-José Van Hee, Robbrecht & Daem
Location: Ghent,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

House Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Gent,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

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 . 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?