Golf Ter Hille in Koksijde, Belgium

18 May Pavers show the way

The construction of the “Golf Ter Hille” megaproject in Koksijde, a municipality located in the western part of Belgium, took 15 years before it was completed in 2013. The architectural practice had to undertake great efforts in Koksijde to do justice to the town’s history,...

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Notary’s office in Bruges, Belgium

04 May Old tower with a new look

The former cusotms tower at the lock between the Bruges Ringvaart and the Boudewijn Canal has been beautifully refurbished and converted into a notary's office with an extravagant clay tile. The five storeys of the tower were exposed right down to the inner cavity leaf, to...

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Reconstruction of the Amtellaan Embankment in Deventer, the Netherlands

20 Apr Perfect connection

The Amstellaan embankment road in Deventer forms part of the Hanze route and is a vital urban artery of the city. Before redevelopment, the road struggled to cope with the increasing amount of traffic. The new layout brought not only functionality with regard to the...

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Anykščiai Public Library, Lithuania

07 Apr Clay-coloured urban implant

The new public library in Anykščiai restores the spatial harmony of the main square, which had been wrecked by urban intervention in Soviet times, and creates a coherent whole consisting of the square, the riverside and the historic church. The town of Anykščiai enjoys the fame...

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Redevelopment of the pedestrian underpass of Max-Brauer-Allee, Hamburg-Altona, Germany

30 Mar Colourful Altona

The outdated and dark pedestrian underpass at Paul-Nevermann-Platz in the Hamburg District of Altona has been completely redeveloped. The area had to be upgraded both visually and functionally. Thereby, the focus was on a barrier-free layout and the safe crossing of the busy road, Max-Brauer-Allee....

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Multitfunctional Accomodation Zonneboom, Doetinchem, the Netherlands

17 Mar Imaginative and multifaceted

Through a gentle play of colours a ceramic roof becomes part of the greenery. The contrast between the sky’s colour over the neighbourhood Oosseld and the colour of the new multifunctional accommodation (MFA), Zonneboom, creates a fascinating spectacle. The facilities in the area of Doetinchem...

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Coucil of Zsámbék in Budapest, Hungary

02 Mar Advanced day-care centre

With this day-care centre for Zsámbék, 30 kilometres west of Budapest, the architects wanted to design a building that made a contribution of quality to this small town of faceless new residential structures. They combined a strict functional interpretation of the floor plans with a community-furthering,...

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Private house in Marke, Belgium

17 Feb Timeless beauty

The timeless aspect of landscaping projects fascinates Filip Van Damme, especially in gardens that look uncomplicated and casual. In nature, nothing is produced without reason. Consequently, every element in a garden project is meaningful. With the intention of emphasising the timelessness of his own designs,...

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Redesign of the retail landscape in Telford, UK

20 Jan Vibrant townscape

Wienerberger clay pavers have helped create a whole new urban environment in Southwater. In the Telford town centre, £250 million are invested with the objective to design a dynamic, lively and sustainable urban district for local residents, businessmen and visitors. Large-scale project on the waterfront The first...

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