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...

META wins the design competition Kleuter- en Basisschool De Zwaantjes Hoboken

META wins the design competition Kleuter- en Basisschool De Zwaantjes Hoboken

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As a part of a broader development AG Vespa and Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen are planning a new school building for Kleuter- en Basisschool De Zwaantjes in Hoboken, Antwerp. META was invited to participate in the competition with two other architecture offices.The proposal from META, Landinzicht and ABT was retained as the winning competition proposal.If everything goes according to plan, the school will open in the beginning of 2022.

META and Eduardo Souto de Moura design the Beursplein & Congresgebouw urban renewal project in Bruges

META and Eduardo Souto de Moura design the Beursplein & Congresgebouw urban renewal project in Bruges

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After having been selected as the preferred bidder, the city of Bruges has awarded the assignment for the development of the Beurshal & Congresgebouw in Bruges to META and Eduardo Souto de Moura.The team of architects have designed the exhibition hall as a covered and lockable square where all kinds of events can take place. But at the same time, when no activities are planned, the building can be transformed into a public covered square: one that is accessible to all passers-by and forms an...