With the addition of a park, piazza and pedestrian bridge, the project ensures a linkage between the town of Béthune’s two existing flanks, currently separated by a railway line. The project, which comprises bridge and landscape design, lays down a new development axis for the town and encourages new linkages through a demonstrative ecological agenda.
ART & BUILD (Architect-Masterplanner-Landscaping)
LATERAL THINKING FACTORY (Sustainable development)
MAP 3 (BET structure)
Following an invitation from the Qu’Art China gallery, Art & Build designed a sculpture park for the city of Suzhou, China, seamlessly blending the practice’s mastery of architecture and landscape. The project aims to create innovative and dynamic public spaces dedicated to art, enriching the city’s new business district. The design conceptualizes Chinese culture, from traditional garden design to include the timeless arts of calligraphy, painting and music, creating a contemporary urban scene catalysed by European creativity, notably through works by Arne Quinze.
International architectural practice Art & Build’s proposal for the Brussels Nord/Midi junction transforms a transport hub into a friendly, green urban link.
The Midi and Nord train stations are to be connected by a rapid and completely automatic transport link with high passenger capacity, all set into a green pedestrian promenade.
The landscape design of the LA RAMADE neighbourhood focuses on offering a visually and biologically diverse environment, coupling the architecture with its green surroundings. By creating a park at the centre of the development, a fragment of nature is recomposed, conjuring a relaxing, welcoming and secure green space dedicated to recreation, to strolling, to the observation of nature.
The project is designed using eco-responsible maintenance principles and intelligent rain water management.
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.
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.