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Exceptional number of Belgians nominated for EUMiesAward19

An exceptional number of projects by architectural firms based in Flanders and Brussels are amongst the nominees for the forthcoming edition of the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Conferred every two years, the EUMiesAward is widely considered to be the equivalent of an Oscar for architecture. The wealth of shortlisted projects by firms based in Flanders and Brussels highlights the ever-expanding international interest in the Belgian architecture scene.

Check out the Belgian nominees


The majority of the nominated projects are described in Flanders Architectural Review N°13


Young Promising Architects brings Dutch and Belgian designers together

After the first successful edition in 2017, the Flanders Architecture Institute, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Dutch Embassy in Brussels are once again joining forces to compile an exchange programme for promising young architects from both countries. Young Promising Architects 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, between 22 and 23 November 2018. During several visits, workshops and presentations special attention will be paid to the work of Belgian architect Léon Stynen.

Discover the participating architects

A+ focuses on international projects by Belgian architectural firms

An ever-increasing number of Belgian firms are winning international competitions to design projects abroad. Architecture magazine A+ focuses on five new designs that have been realised in France and as far away as Bahrain and Albania: Skanderbeg Square in Albania by 51N4E, the Centre for Traditional Music in Bahrain by OFFICE, the Orteaux Urban Renovation Project in Paris by BOB361, the Waterfront Promenade in Albania by XDGA architects and the Conservatory in Nantes, France, by L’Escaut. 

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L’Avéoles events hall in Saint-Nazaire, France, opens to the public

51N4E in collaboration with BourbouzeGraindorge transformed part of a submarine bunker in Saint-Nazaire into a multipurpose events hall.

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Marie-José Van Hee interviewed by New York magazine PIN-UP

In her interview with Marie-José Van Hee, Alexandra C. Cameron describes the architect as: ‘still subscribing to an unhurried way of life yet showing no signs of slowing down.’

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David Van Severen lectures in Munich

David Van Severen (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen) will deliver a lecture in the architecture faculty of the University of Applied Science in Munich, Germany, on 22 November. 

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Royal Museum for Central Africa by Beel Architects attracts international attention


The Royal Museum of Central Africa, recently renovated by Beel architects, is featured in the Italian architecture journal DOMUS and the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

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Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designs three objects for the historical park at Huis Doorn in the Netherlands

For the renovation of the park at Doorn Castle, a competition was held for a footbridge, a folly and a further intervention at a location to be determined by the winning designer. Over a hundred projects were submitted.

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An Italian focus on the Stadshal in Ghent

The book Piazze e spazi collettivi, freely translated as ‘Squares and Collective Spaces’ looks at the Stadshal in Ghent by Robbrecht & Daem and Marie-José Van Hee architects.

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Open Call | Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019

An open call for contributors to OAT 2019 was launched on October 29th. OAT 2019 will challenge the growth paradigm and investigate the architecture of alternatives.

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