Belgian Architecture News 2021, Belgium Building Projects, New Construction Design, Property Images

Belgian Architecture News

Contemporary Belgium Building Designs – Built Environment Updates

post updated 27 October 2021

Belgian Building News

Belgian Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Belgian Architectural Designs – chronological list

Brussels Architectural Tours by e-architect guides

27 October 2021
Community Center, Edegem, province of Antwerp
Architects: MKA Marc Koehler Architects
Community Center Edegem building Belgium landscape
photo : Maikel Samuels
Community Center Edegem Building
Bourgeois 19th century house, a rectory and an environment of historic garden walls with enclosed gardens – providing a certain tranquility despite being right in the historic centre. The open, transparent architecture and the positioning of the building provide new vibrancy to the streetscape and create a unity with Huis Hellemans, the garden and the presbytery with historic garden walls.

15 Dec 2020
New Sports Hall Extension, HOGENT campus Schoonmeersen, Voskenslaan 364A
Design: SADAR + VUGA d.o.o. with LENS°ASS Architecten
Sports Hall Extension Campus Schoonmeersen Ghent
photo : Julien Lanoo
Sports Hall Extension Campus Schoonmeersen
The new building for the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) and the New Sports Hall Extension at Kampus Schoonmeersen of University HOGENT in Ghent, Belgium, were completed in September 2020. The buildings are now opened to the public with limited access due to the coronavirus.

11 Dec 2020
University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen Buildings
Design: SADAR + VUGA d.o.o. with LENS°ASS Architecten
Campus Schoonmeersen, University HOGENT Ghent
photo : German Luis Bourgeat
University HOGENT Ghent Campus Schoonmeersen Buildings
The new building for the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) and the new Sports Hall Extension at Kampus Schoonmeersen of University HOGENT in Ghent, Belgium, were completed in September 2020. The buildings are now opened to the public with limited access due to the coronavirus.

12 Oct 2020
Gare Maritime, Brussels
Design: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Gare Martitime Brussels
photograph : Filip Dujardin / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Gare Martitime Brussels
Gare Maritime, once Europe’s largest railway station for goods on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, has been transformed into a covered city with a mixed program of working and shopping and plenty of public space to relax. Under impressive steel roofs Neutelings Riedijk Architects designed the new Gare Maritime as a city district; ‘a city where it never rains’.

21 Sep 2020
Rain Amplifier, Sint-Arnolduspark
Architects: Matthijs la Roi Architects
Rain Amplifier Belgium
photo : naaro
Rain Amplifier Folly
This cedar-clad rain sculpture and stage is in the Catholic forest environment of Sint-Arnolduspark. Located on a hill that acts as a natural amphitheatre, the stage is designed to host open-air performances where the dome acts as a sculptural backdrop.

1 Sep 2020
Heldentoren in Knokke-Heist, West Flanders

7 July 2020
World first: Kamp C is first to print a complete house in one piece
3D-printed model home, Kamp C Westerlo
image © Kamp C
3D-printed model home, Kamp C Westerlo
Kamp C, the Westerlo-based provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in construction, printed a house using the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. The 90-square metre dwelling was printed in one piece with a fixed printer. This is a world first.

29 May 2020
European Parliament International design competition news
The European Parliament have launched a restricted international single stage design competition for the renewal of the Paul-Henri SPAAK Building, its Chamber building in Brussels:
European Parliament Design Competition

24 Feb 2020
School De Brug Building, Bocholt
School De Brug Building in Bocholt

More contemporary Belgian Architecture News on e-architect soon

Belgian Architecture News 2019

4 Dec 2019
The Station by the Sea, Oostende
Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Station by the Sea Oostende - Belgian Architecture News
photograph : David Boureau
New Building in Oostende
It is more than a hundred years since King Leopold II had the current Ostend station built. A bourgeois building with a magnificent architecture, worthy of the “queen of seaside towns”.

20 Nov 2019
P.Nt2 Brussels, Brussels
Design: BOB361 architects
P NT2 Mixed-Use Brussels - Belgian Architecture News
photograph : A. Nullens
P.Nt2 Mixed-Use Transformation Brussels by BOB361
Transformation of P.Nt2 a former industrial building in Brussels towards an enclosure for habitation and work. One day the site was silted up.

7 Sep 2019
New European Commission HQ, Brussels
Design: Christian de Portzamparc | Artelia | Florence Mercier
European Commission New Headquarters in Brussels
image © 2019. Project by 2Portzamparc, Florence Mercier Paysagiste and ARTELIA Bâtiment & Industrie
European Commission New Headquarters Brussels
European Commission architectural competition to build its new headquarters in Brussels. The design competition was open to teams of architects, landscape architects and engineers from all over the world.

29 Jul 2019
EU Commission Premises in Brussels

13 Feb 2019
PC CARITAS Building in Melle

4 Feb 2019
FOS in Kuurne

8 Jan 2019
The New City, Oostende
Architects: C.F. Møller Architects and BRUT
The New City in Oostende - Belgian Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
The New City, Oostende
Revitalisation of old social housing neighbourhood in Belgium by innovative and sustainable architecture.

More Belgian Architecture News online soon

Belgiaum Buildng Updates 2018

12 Sep 2018
NEO 2, Brussels
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners
NEO 2 International Convention Center and Hotel in Belgium
picture Courtesy architecture office
NEO 2 Brussels Building

13 Jun 2018
Solvay Office Building, Brussels
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Solvay Headquarters in Brussels - Belgian Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
Solvay Headquarters in Brussels
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins international competition to design the new sustainable headquarters for global chemical company, Solvay.

1 Jun 2018
Koksijde Watchtower Building, Koksijde, province of West Flanders
Design: NEXT architects
Hoge Blekker Watchtower Koksijde building
image Courtesy architecture office
Hoge Blekker Watchtower, Koksijde
How do you create a touristic landmark that catches people’s attention whilst fluidly merging with the surroundings? Connecting landscape and landmark formed a basis for the winning design by NEXT architects for the Hoge Blekker, a watchtower on the Belgian coast.

30 Mar 2018
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan, Leuven
Design: KCAP
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan - Belgian Architecture News
image © KCAP
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan
Rotterdam, 29th of March 2018 – The masterplan for ‘Wetenschapspark Arenberg’ in Heverlee has been updated. The science park is an important link in the further development of the Leuven knowledge region.

18 Mar 2018
Port House, Antwerp
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Port House Antwerp Belgian Architecture News
photo © Helene Binet
Port House Antwerp Building
Following its commendation by the Architectural Review’s ‘New into Old’ awards in December 2017, Port House in Antwerp has been named ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the MIPIM Awards 2018.

23 Feb 2018
Flanders Architecture Institute Events
Flanders Architecture Institute Events lecture series 2018
image courtesy of Flanders Architecture Institute
Flanders Architecture Institute Events
The ACROSS lecture series provides a forum for young Belgian architects on both sides of the language border. On 27 February, Brussels-based GRUE kicks off the new season, while landscape architect Bas Smets provides an introduction.

More Belgian Architectural News online soon

Belgiaum Buildng Updates 2017

8 Dec 2017
Place Schuman Building, Schuman Roundabout, Rue de la Loi, European Quarter, Brussels
Design: COBE (DK) & BRUT (BE)
Place Schuman Brussels roundabout plan - Belgian Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
Place Schuman Building
New urban square and pedestrian zone for Bruxelles Mobilité: from roundabout to urban agora – COBE and BRUT to design the entrance to the European Union

7 Nov 2017
Lorette Convent Apartments, Drabstraat, Mechelen
Architects: dmvA
Lorette Convent Apartments
photograph : Bart Gosselin
Lorette Convent Apartments in Mechelen
By provoking action and reaction between past and present through the application of contemporary architecture, the remodeling of this entire block of buildings—including landmark buildings such as Hooghuys and the former Lorette convent—adheres to this evolutionary principle.

25 Sep 2017
The Herman Teirlinck Building, Havenlaan, Brussels
Design: Neutelings Riedijk Architect
Herman Teirlinck Building
photograph : Filip Dujardin, Ghent
The Herman Teirlinck Building in Brussels

14 Sep 2017
Antwerp Tower, Antwerp
Design: WAA
Antwerp Tower
image Courtesy architecture office
Antwerp Tower in Belgium
Situated on a corner site, adjacent to the Flemish Opera, the Antwerp Tower is an existing building that will be repurposed to hybrid-programmed residential tower, reusing the existing building’s structure, and shape. It is the third tallest building in Antwerp at 87m high, but due to be 100m on completion.

29 Jun 2017
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel Building News
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel
photo © Carlson Rezidor Hotel Groupe
Radisson RED Brussels Hotel Building
Soluis Group and Graven Images have teamed up to design a new hotel for Radisson RED, Carlson Rezidor’s new upscale lifestyle select brand inspired by the millennial lifestyle and fuelled by art, design, music and fashion. Designers at Graven Images developed sketches and initial design ideas, which Soluis Group then turned into 3D visualisations.

12 May 2017
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Emerging Architect Prize Winner – NAVEZ Brussels Building, Schaarbeek, Brussels
Design: MSA/V+
NAVEZ Brussels Building by MSA/V+ Architects |
photo © Serge Brison
NAVEZ Brussels Building
This housing project that fulfills the double ambition of the local authorities: to represent the urban revalidation scheme with a landmark at the entrance of the city and to provide exemplary apartments for large families. The client is the City of Schaerbeek.
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Emerging Architect Award Winner

7 May 2017
Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building, Kennedypark and Beneluxpark, Kortrijk, West Flanders
Design: Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building
image from architects
Barco One Kortrijk, Belgium Headquarters Building
Alternatively known as ‘The Circle,’ the project uses transparency as a key theme. The glass facade was designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects to form a skin around the circular building’s open plan central atrium space, where daily activities are illuminated with a full 360 degrees of natural light.

Shopping Towns Europe, deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp
Flanders Architecture Institute Exhibition
Shopping Towns Europe is the second edition of the Architecture Cabinet, a fast switching exhibition format that allows the Flanders Architecture Institute to address topical research and design. The exhibition Shopping Towns Europe explores the introduction and dissemination of the regional shopping centre in Europe between 1945 and 1975.

23 Feb 2017
Quai de Rome – New Sustainable Wooden Supermarket in Liège, Province of Liège, Wallonia
Design: MDW ARCHITECTURE with H+G Architects
Wooden Supermarket Liège
photograph © Séverin Malaud
Wooden Supermarket in Liège
The singular ambition of this project is to show that a development programme as basic as a supermarket can, if handled with ambition and craftiness, become a subtle operation of urban acupuncture that heals the place where it is built.

3 Jan 2017
DC L-Berg, Ghent – Nominated for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards
Design: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
DC L-Berg Ghent Building
photo © Filip Dujardin
DC L-Berg Ghent Building, Ledeberg
A grand, nineteenth century façade, a structure of ‘stacked tables’ and a leitmotif of shining, black volumes form together the new social services centre in Ledeberg.

Belgium Building Updates

23 Dec 2016
The Labyrinth, Genk, Limburg
Design: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
The Labyrinth in Genk
photo © Filip Dujardin
The Labyrinth: Limburg Public Structural Sculpture
A collaboration of young Belgian architects and artists Pieterjan Gijs (1983) en Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (1983) – realized an experimental labyrinth to mark the tenth birthday of arts centre C-mine (Genk, Belgium).

23 Dec 2016
Mons International Congress Xperience (MICX), Mons
Design: Studio Libeskind, architects, with H2a
Mons International Congress Xperience Belgian Architecture News
photograph : Georges De Kinder
Mons International Congress Xperience
Conceived as a new architectural landmark for Mons, the new convention center is a key element in a plan for economic revitalization, and serves as a connector between the old and the new. From the viewing platform at the top, a visitor can spy the 17th-century Belfry tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site, in the historic center of town, a new train station designed by Santiago Calatrava and the La Haine river.

13 Dec 2016
Call for Design Teams for Antwerp Ring
Antwerp Ring Cover Design - Belgian Architecture News
image courtesy of architects
Antwerp Ring Cover Design
In early 2016, the Flemish government appointed intendant Alexander D’Hooghe, with the assignment to prepare a road cover and liveability project by the beginning of 2018 for the R1 (the Ring through Antwerp).

6 Dec 2016
Cultural Plaza and Digital Port, Namur, Wallonia
Architects: 3XN
Cultural Plaza and Digital Port
image from architects
Belgian Cultural Plaza and Digital Port
At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, adjacent to the historic Roman citadel and across from the Wallonian Parliament in Namur, Belgium; 3XN’s ‘beautiful game of terraces’ invites the rediscovery of this historic setting.

21 Oct 2016
Botanic Center Bloom, Brussels
Design: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Botanic Center Bloom Brussels Building - Belgian Architecture News
image from architect
Botanic Center Brussels Building

15 May 2016
Rot-Ellen-Berg Oudenaarde, Flemish province of East Flanders
Design: Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
Oudenaarde building in East Flanders
photograph : Arno Roncadan
Oudenaarde building in East Flanders

24 Mar 2016
The Vegetable Palace, Flanders
Design: van Bergen Kolpa Architects
Vegetable Palace Belgian Architecture News
image courtesy of architects
The Vegetable Palace Flanders

27 Jan 2016
Le Toison d’Or, Brussels
Design: UNStudio, Architects
Le Toison Dor Brussels Building - Belgian Architecture News
photography © Hufton+Crow © Eva Bloem
Le Toison d’Or Brussels Building
Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

26 Oct 2015
Multisensory Railway Museum
Design: Lightemotion
Multisensory Railway Museum Building Brussels
photograph : Marie-Francoise Plissart
Multisensory Railway Museum in Brussels
Train World, the new Belgian railway museum, opened on September 25 after ten years of work and an investment of 25 million euros. Lightemotion, creative office in Montreal, is pleased to have participated in the lighting of this new past, present and future railway showcase, which exhibits the most beautiful original pieces of the country’s history collection.

More Belgian Architecture News online soon

Antwerp Architecture News

Location: Belgium, northern Europe

Architecture in Belgium

Belgian Architectural Designs – chronological list

Brussels Buildings

Belgian Architecture

Belgian Architect Studios

Belgian Museum Building

Belgian Buildings

Dutch Architecture

French Architecture

Bruxelles Gare du Midi

Covent Garden Brussels

Belgian Building Designs

Comments / photos for the Belgian Architectural News page welcome

Website: Belgium