Sou Fujimoto in Brussels
To open its fifth season of ‘Lunch with and Architect’ lectures, Forum Press and Communication were honoured to have the presence of Sou Fujimoto. His building ‘The White Tree’ (L”Arbre blanc) which has been built in Montpellier was described by Forum’s Kathleen Iweins as ‘the most instagrammed building in the world’. Sou Fujimoto is also to build a major ...
Significant co-working moves
As co-working continues to play an increasing role in the world of work, and have an ever larger impact on the real estate domain, two new openings are significant for different reasons. Both are by the IWG (International Workplace Group, formerly Regus), but are in different places and under different brand names.
Firstly, advised by CBRE Luxembourg, the operator is ...
Major Atenor development in Luxembourg
At the end of last week, Atenor took another major step forward in its international development. Already active in a number of countries – and in particular Belgium and Hungary – the firm officially launched the works for ‘Buzz City’, an office project in Leudelange, Luxembourg.
First to take the microphone was Leudelange mayor Diane Feipel, who alluded to the ...
Smart city initiatives for attractiveness
A survey carried out by the Smart Cities Institute (SCI) has looked at what communes in Wallonia consider to be priorities in terms of overall development. They have in particular looked at the importance of ‘smart city’ initiatives.
Firstly, residential attractiveness and attractiveness for tourists top the list of priorities for communes, closely followed by economic attractiveness. In terms of ...
Architectual exhibition opening at Bozar
Adrien Verschuere, the founder of Brussels-based architectural bureau Baukunst, has just given a preview of his company’s exhibition, set to open on Wednesday and run until January 5th at Bozar. The exhibition is called ‘Performance and Performativity’.
What makes this exhibition particularly interesting is the philosophy behind the firm’s view of architecture and its interconnection with the world in which ...
"A great transformation of Realty"
As Realty moved into its second afternoon, this seemed like the ideal time to ask its organiser Mathieu van Marcke, and some exhibitors, how they felt about the new look fair.
What are your impressions after a day and a half?
Mathieu van Marcke: Well we have made a great transformation of Realty. This was the objective we set a couple ...
Development opportunities from mobility
A presentation at Realty yesterday afternoon, provided an insight into how new mobility may also provide opportunities for property developers. The speaker was Alexander D’Hooge, Professor of Urbanism at M.I.T. in Boston. In introducing him, Realty organiser Mathieu Van Marcke pointed out that Professor D’Hooge is the first Belgian to achieve this level of academic recognition in urbanism (albeit ...
Realty hits the coast
The new look Realty, described as ‘Belgium’s Real Estate Summit’, opened its doors in the casino at Knokke Heist on the Belgian coast this morning. First impressions are of a very chic and elegant layout, with many of the 40 exhibitors being located around a central cafe/restaurant area on the beach, rather than in the main casino building. Access ...