Cordeel’s new office is a technological and architectural statement. De Boelwerf, the 87-hectare Belgian shipyard on the Scheide, dominated the skyline of Temse for 165 years until the yard was bottled in the early 1990s. Together with Aertssen, Cordeel bought up eighty-five hectares in 2011 to develop.
MAS in sight. The new Port House in Antwerp was designed by top Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The old harbor house went down. The promoters Bermaso and Vlaamse Poort now attract AEQUOR, 64 luxury apartments with a view of the Scheldt, MAS, port and city. As architect Luc Binst states: “Aequor is the living room stand with the business seats on ‘t Eilandje.“
Curved curtain wall accentuates new media house. The new DPG Media headquarters will be the showcase of the renewed neighborhood at Antwerp Central Station. The building is a design by Binst Architects and was realized by the Belgian BESIX Group.
“Iconic flagship over the water.” An architectural feat, a technical feat, a unique eye-catcher: there are many ways to describe Cordeel’s new headquarters in Temse. The 108 meter long beam volume bridges the former dry dock of the Boelwerf, which is strategically located on a side arm of the Scheldt. Steel, glass, mirrored façade panels and a boundless ambition are the ingredients that unanimously appeal to this constructive gem.
“Outdoor Experience Center rises along E17”. Under “Creating healthy spaces” – Renson’s mission – “Outdoor living” is a fast-growing department. In the ‘De Prijkels’ industrial zone, along the E17, the company is therefore building a brand new building. With a striking façade of more than 300 meters and an impressive showroom. The new “Outdoor Experience Center” should be operational by 2021.
Eco-friendly renovation for lawyers. The law firm Loyens & Loeff has taken up its new quarters at number 2 of avenue de Tervueren in Etterbeek. More than just a move, this new building is part of an eco-responsible and sustainable approach desired by the firm.
‘Smart white living‘
The residents of a loft in Brussels wanted to make the transition to the countryside, more specifically to a detached house with the characteristics of their former home: sleek, spacious and with seamlessly merging living functions on one level. After purchasing a former orchard, they visited a home designed by Binst Architects (formerly Crepain Binst Architecture) during an open house weekend. That visit convinced them to work with the bureau.
Grand opening Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges – a brand new “Blu” hotel in a UNESCO world heritage city.
Today, November 15, 2018, the Grand Opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges, will be celebrated in a festive manner. This brand new hotel, which is part of the “New Bruges” development site, has 109 rooms as well as 6 meeting rooms. The hotel is within walking distance of the historic center. Together with extremely good accessibility, these are the assets of Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges.
B 01 is the first edition of the new BINST ARCHITECTS magazine. We have the ambition to inform you every six months about the evolution of our activities in the new office at ‘t Zuid.
This first issue focuses on the transformation from old to new: the move, the new challenges for the team, the further exploration of the skills and the DNA of BINST ARCHITECTS. We are also introducing our new facilities – B 7, B brand and B scene – and we will present a selection of our broad portfolio under the heading “Spotlight”. All this in our refined, sleekly designed identity.