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

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

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The recently demolished trade fair and exhibition hall in Bruges, which was originally intended to be a reception venue, was erected 50 years ago as a temporary structure. In recent years it had become increasingly clear that it fell short of contemporary requirements in terms of building physics and programming. For this reason, the City of Bruges is commencing an urban renewal project. In addition to the construction of the new beursplein (an exhibition hall that converts into a covered public...

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

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

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Together with DMI Vastgoed, the contractors Democo, Landinzicht, Quadrant and the artist Dirk Braeckman, META architecture office and MikeViktorViktor architects have 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 connect the centrally located Gemeenteplein (town square) with the new Oude...

An ensemble enhanced by nuanced colour and indirect uniformity

Press release An ensemble enhanced by nuanced colour and indirect uniformity

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The Belgian architectural teams of META, advvt, NOA and OFFICE present a building block that possesses an indirect but recognizable uniformity, yet does not forsake its own strong identity. KAAI 37 is the first passive group housing project to be certified. META architectuurbureau, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, noAarchitecten and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen have each designed a building for the KAAI 37 block in the Cadix district of Het Eilandje in Antwerp. Together with...

An expressive facade as an art form

Press release An expressive facade as an art form

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META and British artist Perry Roberts receive an honorable mention for the Belgian Building Award in the category Art Integration. This award honours projects that demonstrate excellence in the way that art has been integrated into the design. Building 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...

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

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

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META, BOB361, Callebaut and OKRA, together with Vanhaerents, have 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. Catalyst for the surroundings The Normaalschool site in Lier spans a built-up area of more than 20,000 m2....

Building M prepares the life sciences campus of the University of Antwerp for the future

Press release Building M prepares the life sciences campus of the University of Antwerp for the future

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Building M – a follow-on project from Building O – has just opened on the Drie Eiken campus in Wilrijk. Designed by META Architecture Bureau and Storimans Wijffels Architects in collaboration with Tractebel, the building contains classrooms and a research centre for the rehabilitation sciences programme. META had previously realized Building O on the campus, which is officially known as the Andries Kinsbergen building: a floating volume in perforated gold-coloured aluminium plates.Unity and...

The skyline of Antwerp’s Eilandje district forever redrawn

Press release The skyline of Antwerp’s Eilandje district forever redrawn

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The first residents have moved into the new building block 'Cadiz' to Kattendijk. The building, designed by Polo Architects and META architecture office, together with the adjacent (to realize) District Square Cadiz a new reference point of the redeveloped Cadix in Antwerp. The construction of the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), the opening of the Red Star Line Museum, and the makeover of streets, squares, and quays brought an end to the decades of dilapidation in Antwerp’s Eilandje district....

Building O by META strengthens the heart of the UA-campus

Press release Building O by META strengthens the heart of the UA-campus

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META and Storimans Wijffels architects in collaboration with Tractebel just have completed their commission from the University of Antwerp to build an auditorium and research building at the heart of the Drie Eiken campus in Wilrijk. Accessed through 2 spacious entrances, Building O contains 8 auditoriums, 2 microscopy rooms, 1 bio-space and 1 laboratory and also provides space for a reprographic service and 216 bicycles. The building houses the following Faculties: Medicine and Health Sciences,...

META and van Bergen Kolpa Architecten to construct rooftop greenhouse for Roeselare’s Agrotopia

Press release META and van Bergen Kolpa Architecten to construct rooftop greenhouse for Roeselare’s Agrotopia

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The Belgian architectural practice META and the Dutch firm van Bergen Kolpa Architecten have won the design competition for the construction of a new food research and exhibition centre for the provincial research centre Inagro. The design team is to build a greenhouse on the roof of the REO vegetable and fruit wholesale market in Roeselare, West Flanders. This is set to become the largest food research centre for greenhouse vegetables in Europe that is open to the public. The 9,500-m² building...