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Europea - NEO 1

Brussels
Belgium

Europea is a new piece of the city fabric, unique both through intentions and design. A true green neighbourhood and intergenerational hub, Brussel’s residents will be offered a new quality of life. The retail programme, including 230 shop units, Belgium’s largest cinema, 30 restaurants, a 15,000 sqm leisure zone featuring the world’s first indoor ‘Spiroland’, are to be managed by Mall of Europe.

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New retail center in Froyennes

Tournai
Belgium

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

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

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.

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Pierres Vives District

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.

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Universalis

Brussels
Belgium

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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Grand Place Ath - Urban Centre Refurbishment

Brussels
Belgium

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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