Archive for the Renovation Category

Studio Arne Quinze, Brussels, 2009

Posted in Proposal, Renovation, Under construction with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2009 by archifacts

Breevast and Immobel, real estate partners in the CAC project in the avenue Pacheco in Brussels have announced the project team that will design the plans for the renewed site and will coordinate conctruction. Studio Arne Quinze will be in charge of the conceptual vision of the intire project an will propose guideline for the architectural design of the buildings and connected public spaces. The new master plan for the project as a whole can be expected in 2009.

Source:Studio Arne Quinze

Finaly a ambitious and interesting architectural project for brussels, together with the Masterplan of Christian de Portzamparc this will be something to look forward to.Brussels was for to long the playground of incompetent policy makers and Architects. So i hope that is will be a new start for high quality architecture in Brussels!



Santiago Calatrava, Mons, 2007

Posted in Being build, Renovation, Under construction with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by archifacts

(dutch only)

Terwijl zijn volledig nieuwe station Luik-Guillemins bijna afgewerkt is, heeft Santiago Calatrava zijn definitieve plannen voor het nieuwe station van Bergen voorgesteld. In de plannen is een voetgangersbrug voorzien die het stadscentrum verbindt met een nieuwe commerciële zone aan de andere kant van het station.

In 2006 werd een ontwerpwedstrijd uitgeschreven voor een nieuw station, de heraanleg van de omgeving en een verbinding tussen de stadsdelen aan weerszijden van het station. De Spaanse architect kwam als winnaar uit de bus. Er wordt 100 miljoen uitgetrokken voor de bouw van het nieuwe station. De werken zullen zeven jaar in beslag nemen.



Toyo ito pavilion, brugge, 2002

Posted in Renovation with tags , , , on September 25, 2008 by archifacts

The Japanese architect Toyo Ito conceived the pavilion for the cultural year ‘Bruges 2002′ as a symbol of the ephemere and the vulnerable. The result he came up with is a very light structure making use of water, light and metal, evoking lightness and transparency.
The pavilion was not meant as a big urbanistic gesture. It respected the sacred place, once the ground of Bruges’ first church.

The monument was originally intended to be a temporary construction. It turned out to be such a big success though, that the city council decided to make it permanent.

Five years after its construction – which cost 1 million euros- it is still standing, but it is in a really bad state and suffered from vandalism as well.

Today the controversial Toyo Ito pavilion in Bruges is officially protected, and will be resto- red in 2009 at a cost of €250,000.