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Residential Neighborhood, Queen Elizabeth’s Quarter, Zaventem, Belgium


Residential Neighborhood, Queen Elizabeth’s Quarter, Zaventem, Belgium


The Belgian Defense Department organized a competition for a new residential neighborhood in the Queen Elizabeth Quarter. The challenge was to build a relatively dense neighborhood without disturbing the forest, while integrating pedestrian, bicycle and automobile circulation. In our proposal, a long 5-story snake building on stilts, winds between the old trees of the forest, leaving most of them intact. The proposal sets up the apartments as tree huts, with canopy views for each apartment, as well as a series of orangeries on the 2nd and 4th floor.
Competition Entry (3rd place)

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