Retail and Leisure
This plan to build a shopping centre on the outskirts of the town of Sighisoara in Romania is for a development on two floors forming an interior space laid out around a central atrium with north-light roofs providing overhead illumination. The external aspect is one of alternating metal panels and terracotta elements.
After four decades of use, this building in the Brussels Léopold district required extensive renovation. With underground parking on six levels, a three-storey pedestal and 14 floors of office space, it offered excellent functionality but all the interior fittings had aged and worn. These were all redesigned with the greatest care. Public areas, in particular the sports and fitness centre in the pedestal, were given new finishings, the effect of new materials and lighting totally rejuvenating the building.
Copyright LEO LESCOP - ENSAD / Art & Build Architect
Art&Build was asked by a re-employment association to design a tricycle to be operated as a street food point of sale.
The practices' response to the brief was not only to require that food sold required little or no packaging, but also that the vehicle itself should be made of recyclable materials.
In response to the requirement for lightness, the design refers to the comforting image of an open basket, an ancient street vending tradition.