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URBA.TEAM

URBA.TEAM is the Art & Build internal centre of expertise in town planning and land development. This expertise is distinguished by a rigorous approach and action that is future-looking, environmental and social in nature. The first objective of the methodological action is to extract, display and use the advantages, the weaknesses and the potentialities of the site. Art & Build develops its projects with an eye to urbanistic integration, the environmental factor and to the foreseeable development of the context. It does this in terms of the existing de facto and legal situation, as well as the situation projected in the medium or long term. As regards town planning, Art & Build is developing a prospective action that goes beyond just the objective data from analysising the territory. The social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects transcend strict considerations of urbanism and open a field of possibilities that only a forward looking approach covering the whole spectrum can permit. The environmental action here takes on its sense to the extent that the development of "large territories" involves a broad consideration on the density of construction, the permeability of the ground, sunlight, use of local natural resources (production, recovery), economic and energy efficiency, mobility, safety and accessibility for all social concerns are central in the sense that if the spacial organisation of the City displays a social organisation of its occupants, then it can also be the catalyst for a new Quality of Life. Finally, Art & Build also is committed to never lose sight of the human scale. Our expertise extends to developing the surroundings and the public spaces in an effort to revitalise the entire urban fabric.

Beaulieu EcoQuarter

Monteux
France
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Hippodrome de Boitsfort

Brussels
Belgium
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VO Group
Art & Build
JNC International
Ariès Consultants
Sport Interface
PME Conseils
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New retail center in Froyennes

Tournai
Belgium
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Froyennes Retail Park is being developed by Equilis and designed by ART & BUILD Architect. Located at the north-western entrance to the City of Tournai, Belgium, the project has recently received the go ahead from the authorities. Because of its prominent location, the project is meant to become the new landmark signal for the entrance to the city and a catalyzer for the whole aging retail park zone with other projects expected to follow the path in upgrading the urban fabric.

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Urban Renewal of Andenne's City Centre

Andenne
Belgium
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Art & Build win the Design, Build & Finance competition for the urban renewal of Andenne’s City Centre, an eco-neighbourhood known as the “Promenade des Tilleuls” (...) The design calls for the integration of some 10 housing buildings to be clustered around a green corridor with a park, public square and multimedia centre designed into the masterplan.

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Bordeaux - centre revitalization - competition

Bordeaux
France
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The project is designed to revitalise an old district in the centre of Bordeaux creating 20 000 m2 of office space and 10 000 m2 of retail space on an irregular site. The buildings, with a street frontage, draw on the area’s identity, with its high density and network of narrow streets and squares, at the same time respecting and enhancing the existing, historical values of the site. There is also a larger building standing back from the street in the plots interior, and this accommodates shops and services as well as a covered and illuminated public space.

Pierres Vives District

Montpellier
France
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The project involves developing a site belonging to the Hérault Regional Council with the aim of creating a new district where sport, culture and history will be the dominant themes. The central pole of attraction will be provided by the "Pierres Vives" building, a specialist media library to be designed by the architect Zaha Hadid. The aim is to permit this development to become an inherent part of the urban landscape, used regularly by people living in the local neighbourhoods as well as throughout the town and surrounding areas.

Universalis

Brussels
Belgium
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On a site occupied by faculty buildings, the Université Libre de Bruxelles is implementing a re-urbanisation project formed of a mix of housing and offices, intended to bring continuous activity to the university campus. The five-storey apartment buildings of average size reinterpret the traditional Brussels plot by providing openings that constitute windows onto the development’s public spaces that consequently become an inherent part of the overall environment.

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Tour & Taxis site - studies

Brussels
Belgium
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Studies for this former rail and customs clearance site in central Brussels were drawn up over a six-month period. The company that manages the site initially spoke of facilities for around

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Grand Place Ath - Urban Centre Refurbishment

Brussels
Belgium
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Change everything, but without changing too much. The renovation of the main square in this small town had to be compatible with the ongoing activities such as car parking, street market, and day-to-day lives of the populace. The square was resurfaced, new street furniture erected and, most important, equipped with atmospheric lighting to change the town’s image of itself.

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