The Organization for Permanent Modernity is an office and research group for urban design and architecture.

The Currents

05/23/2016 - 15:38

Long term urban vision for the Dender waterfronts of Aalst ADOK

ORG SQUARED has been awarded the urban design project for the conceptual integration and redesign of the waterfronts of the city of Aalst. The river Dender runs along Aalst's medieval city, its industrial districts, and some of the city's parks and ecological reserves. As new projects emerge with considerable speed, the city has asked ORG SQUARED to design a unifying framework for an elegant, resilient, and coherent urban waterfront for a stretch of 3 km. more

05/17/2016 - 14:45


Foodmet Platonic Panels
A set of concrete 'platonic panels' arrived in Venice, in process of setting up ORG's exhibition. more

05/03/2016 - 12:03

Platonic Panels in Venice

ORG was invited by curator Alejandro Aravena to build an installation based on our project for the South Market in Anderlecht for Abattoir, 'Foodmet', on the 15th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice this year. A full-scale mock-up of the project’s ‘platonic panels’ system, as well as a an abstracted scaled model of the district master plan will be featured as part of the exhibition in the Arsenale. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016. more

05/03/2016 - 11:23

The Atlantes for Brakel

The Atlantes for the Brakel Police Station are thirteen gargantuan statues, measuring nearly 12 ft. (3.6m). They stand effortlessly in the place of each column, giving a stature to the facility akin to the ‘Atlantes’ of Renaissance architectural vocabulary or the ‘Caryatids’ of Ancient Greece. At the police station, the figures express a distinctly androgynous being, both supporting the weight of the facility above and projecting an institutional empathy of the officers to the town public. more

05/03/2016 - 10:30

ORG on WBA website