The 2015 Belgian Architecture Prize goes to “Gate 15”, a student housing and community centre project in Antwerp, designed by architectural practice BOB361.
The prize is awarded every other year, to the finest architectural achievements. Only recent projects by Belgian architects, both in our country and abroad, as well as projects built in Belgium by foreign architects, are considered. It is organised by the Royal Federation of Belgian Architects which reviewed some 400 projects.
In the ‘one-family homes and small projects’ category, the winner is the university library at the University of Ghent (by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen). For ‘grouped settlements’, the winners are three passive housing projects in Borgerhout (the firm was ONO architectuur).
Lastly, in the ‘non-residential private projects’ category, the headquarters for IOK in Geel (by HUB) was rewarded.
More info on the Belgian Architecture Prize
(source: The Brussels Times)