New Technical Institute – ECAM – Site UCL / MODULO Architects + KhôZé Architecture

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Architects: MODULO Architects
Location: City of , Belgium
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Lieven Van Landschoot

Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture

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Architect: MDW Architecture – Xavier De Wil, Marie Moignot, Gilles Debrun
Location: , Belgium
Project Manager & QS: FORUM
Technical Control: SECO
Contractors: CFE, M&M Sitty
Photographs: Filip Dujardin,


Stine-Gybels House / Pierre Hebbelinck

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Architects: Pierre Hebbelinck
Location: 590 Avenue Dolez, 1180 Uccle, , Belgium
Photographs: Courtesy of Pierre Hebbelinck

Vanhaerents / Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes

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Architects: Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes
Location: , Belgium
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9,520 sqm
Photographs: Maxime Delvaux @ 354 photographers

Residential Complex Le Lorrain / MDW Architecture

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Architects: MDW Architecture
Location: , Belgium
Client: Commune de Molenbeek-St-Jean (public)
Project Team: Waterman TCA (Structural Engineer), MK Engineering (M&E Engineer)
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 835 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MDW Architecture

Cheval Noir Housing with Artist’s Studios / L’Escaut + Atelier Gigogne

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Architects: L’Escaut + Atelier Gigogne
Location: Brussels,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3300 sqm (Renovation), 752 sqm (New construction), 177 sqm (Outside space)
Photographs: Marc Detiffe

AD Classics: Expo ’58 + Philips Pavilion / Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis

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In 1956, preparations had begun for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. This was to be the first World’s Fair held since the end of World War II, the concept behind the Expo was to celebrate the rejuvenation of civilization from the destruction of war through the use of technology. This World Fair is best known for the musical advances that was combined with architecture, creating a gestalt through an experiential encounter where body meets sound and space.


The Cube Restaurant in Brussels

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Previously featured on ArchDaily, The Cube Restaurant is a designed pop up restaurant by Park Associati that will travel throughout Europe providing a unique dining experience with spectacular views. Photographer Danica Kus shared these photographs of the completed restaurant as it sits atop the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.

Architects: Park Associati – Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi with Alexia Caccavella, Alice Cuteri, Lorenzo Merloni
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Client: Electrolux Home Appliances Emea N.V.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Danica O. Kus

Team KCAP-Arup-Fakton presents vision redevelopment of Heysel Plateau Brussels

Park form the south / © KCAP

KCAP Architects & Planners present their vision today for NEO Brussels, the redevelopment of the Heysel plateau, , to the political arena, the press and the public. The team, KCAP working together with advisors Arup and Fakton, won the international design competition in September 2010. The area is one of the most strategic locations in the Brussels Metropole Region. The design for NEO Brussels aims to strengthen the significance of the Heysel, and to qualify it within a framework for sustainable development. More images and complete press release after the break.

Hecq / adn Architectures

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Architects: adn Architectures
Location: , Belgium
Collaborators: David Henquinet, Nicolas Iacobellis, Didier Vander Heyden
Project area: 143 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Against Symmetry / Europe Studio Architects

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The imposing architecture and monumental scale of ’ landscape are some of the characteristics that establish the personality of the city. A distinctive example of the aesthetic architecture that orients and at the same time governs the area of its presence is the Law Court. This proposal for the future formation of the Law Court of , by Europe Studio Architects moves in parallel to the existing frame and function of the building and proposes the re-establishment of the internal system that made this court a public social space in addition to its political and judicial functions. The monumental and programmatic aspects of the building will be preserved, with additions of cultural functions such as gallery and exhibition spaces.

More on this project after the break.

The Bronks Youth Theatre / MDMA

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The Bronks Youth Theatre in consists of two halls, two holes in-between of which a central circulation shaft is situated. The staircase has the shape of a double helix with swing doors (coated with mirrors) placed on every intermediate landing. MDMA call it ‘the septum’. It regulates the use of the halls in a myriad of ways. MDMA tried to make the halls, materialized in concrete, float and soar in light. Apart of the staircases, circulation ‘around’, consist for a large part out of ramps. They render a sense of detachment from the horizontal, the horizon.

Architect: Martine de Maeseneer Architects (MDMA)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Project Team: Gunnar Degerlid (Project Team), Xavier Callens, Annette Chu, Ruben Van Colenberghe, Kristiaan Van Weert, Kathleen Decock, Iris Van Rijsbergen
Structural Engineer: ABT Antwerp & BAS Jaspaert Leuven
M&E Engineer: BEC Brussels
Acoustics: Daidalos Peutz Leuven
Theatre Technics: TTAS Ghent
Safety Coordinator: Jos Van Loon Brussels
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Marie-Françoise Plissart, Filip Dujardin

Social Housing in Brussels / Nicolas Vanden Eeckhoudt & Olivier Noterman

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Architects: Vanden Eeckhoudt-Creyf
Location: Brussels,
Project area: 1,600 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt

Brussels Courthouse: Imagine the Future Competition Winners

Scenario 1: first prize

The Belgian Buildings Agency and the Department of Justice recently announced the winners of their Brussels Courthouse: Imagine the Future International Ideas Competition. To make the issues of architecture and urban design more widely known, BOZAR Architecture has backed this initiative by hosting the awards ceremony and staging an exhibition of the entries at the Centre for Fine Arts in until May 15th. More images and description of winning entries after the break.

The Cube Pavilion / Park Associati


Architects: Park Associati - Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi with Alexia Caccavella, Alice Cuteri, Lorenzo Merloni
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Client: Electrolux Appliance Spa
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Park Associati

Pont á Celles House Refurbishment / calimùcho

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Architects: calimùcho – Auffray Deghorain, David Ameye, Amélie Compère, Arnaud Roberti
Location: , Belgium
Stability engineer: Mr Degallaix
Carpenter & roofer: JC Toiture – Mr Joel Croy
Photographs: Laurence Dubuisson

Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges / Gwenaël Hanquet

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Architects: Olivier Zavaro and Samuel Dubech
Location: , Belgium
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Gwenaël Hanquet

Meessen De Clercq Gallery / Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf Architectes

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The project was to build a mansion into an art gallery with a housing for the gallery. Due to the existing strong image of the building, the architects were challenged to provide new spaces that contained the interest of the old spaces coupled with new modern gallery spaces. The design result is a mixture of existing staircase and new neon pink lights.

Follow the break for more on the Meessen De Clercq Gallery by Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf Architectes.

Architects: Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf Architectes
Location: Rue de l’Abbaye, 2 1050 Brussels,
Project Area: 600 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf Architectes