Resilient living

We build nice places to live and spend time. To buildings and neighborhoods with lots of greenery, space for work and play and safe mobility.

Where all domains converge

Residential and recreational projects require comprehensive expertise to accommodate demographic trends in a sustainable way. It brings together all domains, as well as all our experts. Our urban planners, landscape architects and infrastructure engineers are responsible for master planning, creating execution files, developing road and sewage infrastructure, landscaping and sports fields.

When developing or redeveloping housing projects such as residential buildings, new-build projects, public housing or mixed projects, the residential function still has priority over other functions. We aim for optimal viability by taking a closer look at mobility, environmental quality, climate resistance and accessibility.

As with strong cores and sustainable office buildings, we focus on infill development, preserving the landscape and countryside as much as possible. We also get car traffic out of the city and give that space back to the inhabitants.

Nature-rich open spaces

For us, Unbuilt space is as important as built space. Customised communal and semi-public spaces where everyone can meet. It is a guideline we keep in mind. We do this by inviting local residents to join us at the table, as in Hertstraat in Ghent. In this way, we keep on learning about other perspectives, which we also take into account in other designs.

A human centered design is linked to the ecological narrative. We try to exclude car traffic and make room for cyclists and pedestrians. At WATT Revive in Ghent, for instance, we designed courtyard areas with berry shrubs that can be plucked, sloping park landscapes with wholesome biodiversity in contrast with the strong outlines of the adjacent architecture.