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OFFICE . Jaspers-Eyers

NEW VRT HEADQUARTERS BUILDING . BRUSSELS

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OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen . Jaspers-Eyers Architects . renders: © Filippo Bolognese

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen in collaboration with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, has won the competition to design the new headquarters of the Flemish Radio and Television (VRT) in the future Media Park in Brussels. This project is the result of a year-long competition and dialogue, and was developed within “VRT Morgen” team that also includes Bureau Bas Smets, Tractebel, CES, Ideal Acoustics, Willemen Construct, Jan De Nul Group and EEG. The new VRT headquarters building has a total area of about 65,000 m² of which 40,000 m² is above ground. It is due to open by summer 2026. Continue reading OFFICE . Jaspers-Eyers

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Tondo . Brussels

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office kersten geers david van severen . photos: © Bas Princen . + baunetz

‘Tondo’ is a footbridge that connects the House of Representatives’ offices with its recent extensions, the new Forum Building, on the other side of the Leuvensestraat in the centre of Brussels. The bridge was explicitly designed as a spatial element, rather than a technical solution. Named after the tradition of the ‘Tondo’, a circular renaissance painting, it’s shaped like a ring, and tucked between the two facades. There is a generous walk around an enclosed outer space, which also functions as an escape and meeting space. At the same time, the ‘detour’ also allows the height difference between both buildings to be bridged by means of a single, accessible slope of 4%. Continue reading OFFICE

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VILLA IV . Brussels

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OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

This is a house for a family with two young children, one of whom uses a wheelchair. For that child, the house functions as a world in itself, easily accessible, complex yet smooth – a continuous panorama. The round floor plan tries to emphasise this relationship between house and garden, between intimate and extrovert spaces. Its centripetal form collects a set of particular rooms that are easily accessible through the central space, which functions as storage. Continue reading OFFICE