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Vincent Callebaut Architectures Creates a Futurist "Metamorphosis" of Luxembourg's Hotel Des Postes

11:00 - 3 October, 2018
Vincent Callebaut Architectures Creates a Futurist "Metamorphosis" of Luxembourg's Hotel Des Postes, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
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Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released details of their competition-winning “Metamorphosis of the Hotel Des Postes” in Luxembourg City. The Paris-based firm’s proposition centers on propelling the historic site into a contemporary era, and to “reveal the intrinsic heritage qualities of the building.”

The scheme, which centers on the historic stone and concrete Hotel Des Postes designed by State Architect Sosthène Weis between 1905 and 1910, will be transformed by the addition of a domed “chrysalis” volume in the heart of the building’s courtyard.

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures Wins Public Vote for Millennial Vertical Forest Competition

12:00 - 31 March, 2018
Vincent Callebaut Architectures Wins Public Vote for Millennial Vertical Forest Competition, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
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For the "Imagine Angers" international design competition, Vincent Callebaut Architectures worked in collaboration with Bouygues Immobilier group to submit a proposal for the French city at the intersection of social and technological innovation, with a focus on ecology and hospitality. Named Arboricole, meaning “tree” and “cultivation,” this live-work-play environment gives back as much to the environment as it does its users. Although WY-TO prevailed in the competition, the Callebaut scheme succeeded in winning the public vote.

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Winners of the Mosul Housing Competition Address the Housing Crisis in Iraq

16:00 - 29 October, 2017
Courtesy of The Rifat Chadirji Prize
Courtesy of The Rifat Chadirji Prize

In Iraq, as an estimated 900,000 people return home to the city of Mosul after liberation, many of the returnees will only find desolation. The Tamayouz Excellence Award, Rifat Chadirji Prize focuses on bringing global awareness as well as global talent toward addressing the social issues Iraq faces through design.

This year’s theme, “Rebuilding Iraq’s Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing Competition” asked applicants design prototypes for affordable housing. The winning housing proposals selected by the jury are practical, inspiring, and scalable, while adding capacity and density. The competition received 223 submissions from 42 countries. The Top 20 entries will be featured in a traveling exhibition that will visit Amman, Baghdad, Boston, Beirut, Milan, and London. Read on to learn about the three winning proposals and seven honorable mentions.

Third Place: The Five Farming Bridges by Vincent Callebaut Architectures of Paris, France Honorable Mention: Over Ruins by Mina Saadatfard Ali Arzaghi, Parham Ostovar & Zahra Haghi of Shiraz, Iran Honorable Mention: The Big Mosulian Family by Ali Nashwan and Fatima Ehsan of Mosul, Iraq Winners of the Mosul Housing Competition Address the Housing Crisis in Iraq + 28

Vincent Callebaut Envisions Shell-Inspired Eco-Tourism Resort in The Philippines

12:58 - 19 September, 2017
Vincent Callebaut Envisions Shell-Inspired Eco-Tourism Resort in The Philippines, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released a design proposal for a new eco-tourism resort in The Philippines inspired by natural coastline forms. Making extensive use of cradle-to-cradle and other sustainable design principles, the resort features a series of spiraling apartment buildings and shell-shaped hotel buildings, themselves positioned on two Fibonacci spirals of land in a coastal lagoon. At the center of the ensemble, a mountain-like complex combines a school, recreational swimming pools, sports halls, the resort's kitchens, and a suite of laboratories for environmental scientists.

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Vincent Callebaut Imagines Hyperbolic Shaped Forest Suspended Over River in Seoul

16:00 - 17 June, 2017

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have developed a design plan reimagining the riverbank of Yeouhido Park, Seoul. The park is envisioned as an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development through a series of interventions - including a floating ferry terminal. Named the “Manta Ray,” the ambition of the proposal is to transform the park into an ecological forest of trees, enhancing its natural irrigation and strengthening the banks from floods. The “permeable landscaping” seeks to reduce floods and rehabilitate urban ecosystems that have become fragmented through Seoul’s rapid built expansion. The vegetation-dominated strategy also seeks to reduce the urban “heat island” effect Seoul has been experiencing due to climate change over the past decades.

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Plans for Eco-Neighbourhood in Brussels

12:00 - 21 January, 2017
Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Plans for Eco-Neighbourhood in Brussels, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released plans for the development of a radical eco-neighborhood at Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium. Covering an area of 135,000 square meters, the proposal will see the redevelopment of the early twentieth-century Gare Maritime, and the construction of three residential “vertical forests” reaching 100 meters in height. The architect’s ultimate vision is a neighborhood which embraces technological progress, sustainable building principles, and renewal of the built heritage.

Situated northwest of Brussels city center, and constructed in 1907, the industrial park at Tour & Taxis originally operated as a shipping and customs complex. Whilst the lifting of European customs borders has rendered its original function obsolete, the Gare Maritime (Marine Terminal) still embodies the architecture of the industrial era.

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Double Helix Eco-Tower Takes Shape in Taiwan

14:00 - 25 November, 2016
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Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released in-progress images of their Tao Zhu Yin Yuan sustainable tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei City, Taiwan. The tower’s rotating form draws inspiration from the double helix structure of DNA and will be covered in 23,000 trees in its aim to become a pioneering sustainable residential eco-construction that finds “the right symbiosis between the human being and the Nature.”

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Vincent Callebaut’s Hyperions Eco-Neighborhood Produces Energy in India

08:00 - 25 February, 2016
Vincent Callebaut’s Hyperions Eco-Neighborhood Produces Energy in India, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
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Agroecologist Amlankusum, together with Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures, has created Hyperions, a vertical, energy positive eco-neighborhood proposed for Jaypee Green Sports City in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) in India. Aiming to “reconcile urban renaturation and small-scale farming with environment protection and biodiversity,” the project combines low-tech and high-tech elements with the “objective of energy decentralization and food deindustrialization.”

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Vincent Callebaut Imagines "Oceanscrapers" 3D Printed from Recycled Trash

12:00 - 25 December, 2015
Vincent Callebaut Imagines "Oceanscrapers" 3D Printed from Recycled Trash, © Vincent Callebaut
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Vincent Callebaut Architectures has envisioned a radical underwater colony for "climate change refugees" 3D printed from recycled materials taken from the ocean's floating garbage patches. This particular proposal of "oceanscrapers" is sited off the shore of Rio de Janeiro. It's aim is to provide a sustainable habitat with 10,000 housing units, office and work space, sea farms, gardens, community orchards and much more, while fostering marine life.

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Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

15:00 - 21 March, 2015
Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture
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Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, coffice - studio di architettura e urbanistica, and Studio d'Architettura Briguglio Morales fuses sustainability with history to propose a self-sufficient urban ecosystem in Italy. Operating on the principle of living facades, the Città della Scienza revitalizes the forgotten military district into a vibrant, continually regenerating living city.

Read on after the break for a closer look at the plan.

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Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City"

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City", View of the comprehensive city plan. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture
View of the comprehensive city plan. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Addressing Paris’ housing and density issues, French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a proposal for multiple high-rise buildings with positive energy output (BEPOS). Comprised of eight multi-use structures inhabiting various locations within Paris, the plan strives to address major sustainability problems affecting each district, while providing key functions for the city.

Mangrove Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Antismog Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Bridge Tower. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Mountain Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture + 19

Vincent Callebaut Designs Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex for Cairo

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Designs Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex for Cairo, Perspective Towards a Courtyard. Image Courtesy of VCA
Perspective Towards a Courtyard. Image Courtesy of VCA

French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) has unveiled a new multi-use complex for Nasr City in Cairo. Designed to obtain LEED Gold Plus standing, the building features a solar roof, green terraces, sky villas, and a vertical system of gardens and solar heating tubes. Composed of 1000 apartment units, the Gate Residence is also designed to include a health club and spa, fitness center, business center, restaurants and cafe, retail, and medical center.

Aerial View. Image Courtesy of VCA Aerial View. Image Courtesy of VCA Perspective from Main Entrance. Image Courtesy of VCA Perspective from Nozha Street. Image Courtesy of VCA + 38

Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China

12:00 - 27 May, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China, Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have received honorary mention for their “Wooden Orchids” proposal in the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture Competition. Based in Ruichang, China, the competition tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks. Wooden Orchids consolidates these functions in a green shopping hub that speaks to the area’s demographic and climatic influences.

Pedestrian path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Bicycle path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures View toward organic food court. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Library. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures + 15