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The Currents

11/23/2016 - 12:01

Emeritus celebration prof. Marcel Smets

Em. Prof. Marcel Smets, senior advisor to ORG SQUARED, will be honored by his colleagues, students and alumni from KU Leuven at his Emeritus celebration on 15th and 16th of December. An academic reflection and a seminary about the urban project will be organized from Thursday 15/12/2016, 15:00 to Friday 16/12/2016, 17:00. It will run through Prof. Smets' academic and professional carreer, his national and international contributions, his legacy to urbanism and the future that he is helping to shape. more

11/17/2016 - 05:55

New Police Office in Lubbeek: Competition Won!

ORG and TPF won the competition for the new Police Office in Lubbeek, Belgium. The jury praised the design for its very functional plan, yet pleasant feel, and the intelligent use of the topography of the site. The sloping roofs are a response to the typical Flemish housing surrounding the site and at the same time create airy high ceiling offices. The first floor is lifted a bit so cars can park in a semi-underground space underneath the building. more

11/15/2016 - 04:59

Vision document for the Antwerp Ring ready

In january of this year Alexander D'Hooghe and his ORG2-team were appointed Curator for the Antwerp Ring. On November 14th the ambition document for the covering of the Antwerp Ring was presented: it is a compass for the future, both regarding quality of life and regarding mobility. The story of the ringroad is not about choosing liveability OR mobility, it is about BOTH. Curator D'Hooghe organized workshops, meetings and one-to-one conversations in search for common ground. more

11/03/2016 - 11:40

Market Building Anderlecht in A+ Magazine

The Market Building in Anderlecht is featured in A+ magazine's oktober/november edition!

"De sterke aanwezigheid van de portieken geeft de constructie een grote waardigheid, die afstraalt op de activiteiten die zich erin afspelen. De open vorm makt er als vanzelf ook een stuk stad in de stad van. Een voorafname dus op de verdere toekomst van de site."


11/03/2016 - 08:35

Market in Anderlecht selected for FEBE Elements Awards

The Belgian Concrete Federation (FEBE) has announced the 3 nominees for their Elements Award in the category 'Precast in buildings'. Our mixed-use Market Building in Anderlecht for Abattoir nv's Foodmet is one of them!
The Market Building was built with a consistent architectural language: large precast concrete panels. The panels form over-dimensioned porticoes that are able to be combined in different ways.