The creation of an internationally renowned sports facility is as much a necessity as it is a given for the capital of Europe. The choice of location involves a number of issues which were considered in great depth long before this project came about and which are directly connected to the future of the Heysel Plateau. This architectural solution is the result of a long process of collaboration between multiple stakeholders. It is the embodiment of the iconic image of the ‘temple of sport’, while also tacking the crucial issues of event logistics.
Art & Build’s proposal for the international competition for the design and build of the new headquarters of the European Patent Office in Rijkswijk, The Hague.
Art & Build was shortlisted in Augustus 2012 with architects Henning Larsen (DK) and Jean Nouvel (FR) for the second round of this prestigious competition.
In partnership with Cordeel (NL), CFE (BE) and Group A (NL)
The city of Bordeaux’s ambition is to build the new reference in tall wood construction, and Art&Build’s project proposes a benchmark composition of over 80 percent wood in the design. From locally made CLT floors to glulam structural bracing, the tower breathes innovation and added comfort for residents.
Competition won in 2016
Team Art & Build / Studio Bellecour
The Biotopia project offers the City of Paris an innovative model for new buildings, an ambitious approach founded on the application of the circular economy within the design, operation and life cycle analysis. The project draws on a profoundly biomimetic design position, from shape memory alloys providing passive solar protection, to positive impact Cradle to Cradle (C2C) building solutions. An overall positive imprint on the site is seen as the primary outcome and purpose of the construction process.