The regeneration of Rempart des Moines has to be distinctive and imaginative. At the same time it needs to take into account its place in the City – what we find today and what took place in the past.
We are interested in cities, in how buildings and streets can create cities which are pleasant, vibrant and encourage a sense of ownership and pride. The loose urban conditions that exist on the site today create uncertainty and isolation from the surrounding urban fabric. Patterns of development of this area evolved over time and formed an intimate, compact network following historic routes, land boundaries and geographic features. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK . eld . Sergison Bates
A connecting canopy forms the beating heart of this school campus. It links all new functions that are foreseen for the transformation and extension of offices into a secondary school: sport facilities, 2 canteens, teachers areas and multiple classrooms. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK
The site, pinched between the Brussels cemetery and a residential park, is part of a larger ecosystem that could be described as insular. Without being isolated, this larger milieu is encircled by four major arteries. It consists only of dead ends that help preserving the site from unnecessary disturbances. Continue reading BOGDAN & VAN BROECK . MATADOR
The historical permanent presence of the polder landscape is experienced as a quality of the site that is to be protected, and it is also used as a source of design choices. The typology of the school buildings is designed analogous to that of the polder farms as solitary volumes in the landscape. The outdoor space is structured as a landscape similar to the diverse and flexible patchwork of different fields in the polder. Continue reading Bogdan . Van Broeck