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Horta prize 20th anniversary exhibition

The CENTRE MAISIN pictured was the first architectesassoc project to receive recognition from the Horta Prize jurors in 2005, followed by EMPEREUR in 2016. The SADBr behind the competition since 1996 wishes to mark its 20th anniversary with an exhibition in the city centre at the Halles Saint-Gery this spring.  Actively supported by Brussels City Authorities, the SADBr’s aim is to defend « architectural debate concerning the symbiosis between architects, the city, and its inhabitants ».  Several outstanding projects covering a 20 year span will be on show at the Halles following the inauguration March 06, and up until April 14. 

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Developing Brussels' waterfront

Side by side, two of architectesassoc’s upcoming housing projects alongside the canal sit left and right of the pedestrian Pont Picard currently at tender stage. CANAL WHARF (developed by AGRealEstate & Vooruitzicht) and QUAI DE WILLEBROECK (developed by Extensa) will together actively participate in regenerating a zone brimming with potential. Indeed, these two choice waterfront locations confirm Brussels’ effort to bridge the canal and connect with Tours&Taxis’s cultural hub and greenery west, while remaining just a short walk away from the future Brussels Museum of Contemporary Art south or from the North Station east. Both clients and architectesassoc have worked in close collaboration with the city’s Bouwmeester ensuring as such a coherent global view starting at design stage and up until permit delivery. Clearly delimited and qualified unbuilt space were extensively discussed, whether in defining the park around which CANAL WHARF wraps itself, positionning pedestrian accesses, or designing the public plaza imagined on QUAI DE WILLEBROECK. Both projects will be on site before end 2017.

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belgium new architecture

GREENBIZZ is honoured to be once again present in this year’s BELGIUM NEW ARCHITECTURE, the sixth in a series edited by Prisme Editions examining significant achievements in architecture on belgian soil in recent years. As an introduction, writer Pierre Loze meets Christian Kieckens for an informal conversation about current architecture and its future. Steven Beckers presents his current research « The Paradigm Shift Towards Urban Food Production », and finally Victor Lévy considers the digital revolution ahead of us. The 62 recently completed projects by both national and international architects offer a complete overview of current production, from magical weekend hideaways (gafpa) to sweeping look-at-me antics (libeskind). Prisme’s editor, Liliane Knops, visited GREENBIZZ with architectsassoc partners m.lacour and s.leribaux. The event was filmed by the RTBF and can be visionned on Auvio.   

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