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...

Projects Cadiz and KAAI 37 in Flanders Architectural Review N°13

Projects Cadiz and KAAI 37 in Flanders Architectural Review N°13

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The META projects Cadiz and KAAI37 are being discussed in the article 'The dimensions of the Ordinary, Reloaded. Some observations on the Cadix development in the Antwerp docklands' of the Flanders Architectural Review N°13. In this article, author Christoph Grafe dissects the urban expansion project on the Eilandje in Antwerp.“The planning of the various typologies, which feature different degrees of collectivity, is both workmanlike and successful. The provision of balconies for all units,...

META and MikeViktorViktor win the competition for a green core in-fill area in Oude God Mortsel

META and MikeViktorViktor win the competition for a green core in-fill area in Oude God Mortsel

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With respect for the history of Mortsel META architectuurbureau and MikeViktorViktor Architects convert several remaining plots in the heart of Mortsel into a qualitative core in-fill project that will enrich the city. The project team has designed 5 building clusters around a green, traffic-calmed square. These include residential properties, a centre for adult education, commercial spaces and an underground car park. This green square – the Stadsterras (city terrace) of Mortsel – will...

Agrotopia from META and Van Bergen Kolpa as a case study during the EU Greenweek

Agrotopia from META and Van Bergen Kolpa as a case study during the EU Greenweek

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From 21 to 25 May the European Commission organizes EU Greenweek. Ine Petry of Inagro will talk about key developments in rooftop greenhouses.For Inagro, the Belgian META architectuurbureau and the Dutch van Bergen Kolpa Architects build a new high-tech rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia.The 9,500-m² building houses high-tech research facilities for the cultivation of fruits and leaf vegetables, with an educational route for the public running throughout. Visitors can see how tomatoes, lettuce, sweet...

Belgian Building Awards announced. META and artist Perry Roberts receive an honorable mention for Gebouw O UA

Belgian Building Awards announced. META and artist Perry Roberts receive an honorable mention for Gebouw O UA

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META and British artist Perry Roberts receive an honorable mention for the Belgian Building Award in the Art Integration category. This award honours projects that demonstrate excellence in the way that art has been integrated into the design. Gebouw O was commissioned from META by the University of Antwerp and was built in collaboration with Storimans Wijffels architects and Tractebel. The winner is the elementary school De Brug by Architectenbureau Bart Dehaene, Sileghem & Partners with artist...

​Eduardo Souto de Moura and META have been selected as the preferred bidder for the development of the Beurshal en Congresgebouw in Bruges

​Eduardo Souto de Moura and META have been selected as the preferred bidder for the development of the Beurshal en Congresgebouw in Bruges

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The City of Bruges has appointed the architectural team of Eduardo Souto de Moura and META for the development of the new Beurshal en Congresgebouw in Bruges. Negotiations will continue over the coming months in order to reach a best and final offer (BAFO), after which the assignment can be awarded. The developer of the project is the Belgian listed company CFE and the contractor MBG. "The preferred bidder’s team has produced a design that shows respect for the city because it lets Bruges be...

Vanhaerents, META, BOB361, Callebaut and OKRA win the competition for the re-purposing of the Normaalschool site in Lier

Vanhaerents, META, BOB361, Callebaut and OKRA win the competition for the re-purposing of the Normaalschool site in Lier

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META in collaboration with Vanhaerents, BOB361, Callebaut and OKRA has won the competition for the Normaalschool site in Lier. The design team will build a start-up incubator and about 140 residential units on the site. By preserving the historically valuable buildings and fitting the new volumes into the existing inner area, a range of public, collective and private open spaces will be created.project page Normaalschoolsite Lier