META wins the competition to design a new social services centre for Antwerp: Dienstencentrum 2060 Centraal Antwerpen

META wins the competition to design a new social services centre for Antwerp: Dienstencentrum 2060 Centraal Antwerpen

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Antwerp’s Public Centre for Social Welfare (OCMW) plans to centralise it’s various service centres in Antwerp within a single building, the ‘Dienstencentrum 2060 Centraal Antwerpen’. To achieve this, they launched a design competition via AG Vespa’s competition pool for architectural assignments. Three architectural firms from the competition pool were invited to participate.The competition jury selected META’s proposal, alongside Filip Dujardin (art integration), Erik Dhont...

META remains accessible during Covid-19 crisis

META remains accessible during Covid-19 crisis

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The guidelines and recommendations relating to the Covid-19 (Corona) virus give all META employees the opportunity to work from home in order to prevent the spread of the virus.In order to serve our customers, all employees remain available.E-mails are read, followed up and answered from home.The fixed telephone numbers of the project leaders are automatically redirected to their mobile numbers. In this way, we hope to serve our customers and construction partners as well as possible, despite...

META is appointed as architect for Centraal Politiegebouw Kouter Torhout

META is appointed as architect for Centraal Politiegebouw Kouter Torhout

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For the architectural assignment of the new police headquarters Centraal Politiegebouw Kouter in Torhout (Belgium), the police district chooses a collaboration with META-AIKO (temporary association), from a list of 18 candidates.In the coming months, a participatory design trajectory will be set up between the design team and the Local Police Kouter in order to create together an ambitious, contemporary and qualitative workplace for approximately 110 police staff. The existing buildings on the...

META is, as member of the CAMP-BRUG team, selected for Stationscampus Howest Brugge

META is, as member of the CAMP-BRUG team, selected for Stationscampus Howest Brugge

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The partnership CAMP-BRUG is one of the four selected teams for the design and build procedure for the redevelopment of the former RTT site in Bruges. The new campus includes the renovation of some of the existing buildings, as well as newly-built constructions. The CAMP-BRUG team consists of META architectuurbureau and Stéphane Beel Architect (architecture), A-RES (project coordination), VK Engineering (structural, MEP, acoustical, sustainability and energy engineering) and Denys (general...

Foundation stone laid for Beursplein & Congresgebouw in Bruges

Foundation stone laid for Beursplein & Congresgebouw in Bruges

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Today, the first stone was laid for the project Beursplein & Congresgebouw commissioned by the city of Bruges. Eduardo Souto de Moura and META architectuurbureau design the urban renewal project.The team of architects – Eduardo Souto de Moura and META – have designed the exhibition hall as a covered and lockable square where all kinds of events – such as trade fairs and concerts – can take place. But at the same time, when no activities are planned, the building can be transformed into a...

Gagné! META and RGPA win the competition for the Offices SWCS in Charleroi

Gagné! META and RGPA win the competition for the Offices SWCS in Charleroi

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META and RGPA (a partnership between Reservoir A and Goffart Polomé Architectes) win the architecture competition for the extension of the SWCS offices in the center of Charleroi.SWCS stands for Société Wallonne du Crédit Social and provides social loans. The current offices date from the 1980s and no longer meet today's comfort requirements and staff capacity of the organization. The acquisition of the adjacent undeveloped land opened up the possibility of extending the offices with a new...

First column ceremony for Agrotopia Roeselare

First column ceremony for Agrotopia Roeselare

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On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 the ceremony for the first column of the project Agrotopia Roeselare took place. It was symbolically placed under great interest, notably by deputy Bart Naeyaert and the general manager of Inagro Mia Demeulemeester. Inagro vzw is building a public greenhouse research center on the roof of the REO Roeselare fruit and vegetable auction house. The Agrotopia Roeselare project is a collaboration between META Architectuurbureau and Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten. reportage...

Information session Beursplein & Congresgebouw Brugge

Information session Beursplein & Congresgebouw Brugge

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On Saturday 22 March 2019, the information session took place around the complete development of the Beursplein & Congresgebouw Brugge. The Sint-Godelieve abbey was open to all interested parties from 10am to 4pm. The project was carefully explained by information boards, visualisations, the model of the building and three presentations. reportage Focus TV (in Dutch) press article De Standaard (in Dutch) press article Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch) press article Het Laatste Nieuw (in Dutch) page du...