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Atelier Brussels— Urban Walks

Urban Walks exploring the productive metropolis by Ruimte Vlaanderen

High Streets—7 km

11.12.16 at 14:00

We will follow one of the oldest routes in the Brussels area, a former footpath on the edge of the Senne Valley: from Schaerbeek, to Evere and Haren, ending in Dobbelenberg. The descent into the valley takes us to Buda, on the interstice between Brussels and Vilvoorde. Former marshland was transformed from the 1920s into an area for harmfull industries, now looking for a new future in circular economy.

Start in front of Schaerbeek train station, 14:00
End STIB bus 58 stop Driefonteinen at 18:00 or Brussels-North station (30 min later)

Industrious Valleys—7 km

27.11.16 at 14:00

This walk takes us from a small development in the forest to the big scale industrial complex of Audi in Forest. We will see remnants of the industrious evolution, where hydro powered mills were the core of the industrial development. We will walk through former suburbs, and experience one of the few segments where the difference in urban development coincides with the border between Flanders and Brussels. Late 20th century monofunctional development with a twist is the main thread of this walk.

Start Brussels-Midi Station, main corridor at platform 21, 14:00
End Forest-Midi or Brussels-Midi at 18:00

Industrial Groundfloors—5 km

18.11.16 at 14:00

We will walk through the result of several different 19th and 20th century visions of a ‘good city’: the functionalist quartier Nord, the ‘slums’ of the old industrial area between the railway and the canal, high density Schaerbeek and the bourgeois development around Parc Josaphat. We will have a peak inside some of the Masui companies, see old and new parks, and come across many industrial buildings that are being demolished and replaced by housing developments.

Start Brussels-North Station, Main hall, 14:00
End Buvette Parc Josaphat, at 17:00


Antwerp— Study to map the livability of neighbourhoods
Atelier Brussels— Expo A Good City Has Industry
Spoor Oost— Urban Renewal Project
City of Bruges— Week of the City
Zeebrugge Revitalisation— Urban Renewal Project
Torhout— experiential and identity study
Launch OASE 96 Social Poetics— The Architecture of Use and Appropriation
From cure to care— transitions in the healthy city of Utrecht
Atelier Brussels— Urban Meeting IABR
Urban Meeting Bozar— The Productive Metropolis
Imagine Europe— Bozar
Atelier Brussels— The Productive Metropolis
Call for design teams— Atelier Brussels The Productive Metropolis
Development strategy— Ostend Eastern Shore
Review of spatial structure plan— Bruges City
The City as Factory— Buda Workroom
Colloquium — Architecture in Belgium and Turkey: Changing practices
Architecture Culture Platform
Ghent Muide-Meulestede
IABR 2016 — Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City
Publication—Reweaving the Urban Carpet
Eurodelta 2030 - 2100
Eurometropolitan Blue Space
Atelier— Productive BXL
Atelier de Stad— Brussels
Lecture — Mark Brearley
Festival Kanal Play Ground
Metropolitan Coast Landscape 2100
IABR 2014 Urban by Nature— Atelier Brabantstad
Exploration of the Future of Flemish Land Company (VLM)
Productive Space By Design— conference
Strategic vision— Kern Rechteroever in Aalst
Strategic exploration— pilot projects productive landscape
Atelier— In Between
Atelier à Habiter— Exhibition
Preparatory workshop— development plan for Sidaplax in Ghent
Atelier De Stad Brussels— Kanal Play Ground
International Atelier— Eurometropolis
Expert advice— 'Nieuw Gent'
Preparatory workshop— housing development plan in Kapellen
Publication—The Ambition of the Territory
Symposium—Naar een gedeelde ontwerpagenda voor Vlaanderen
Vlaanderen als Ontwerp— Atelier
The Ambition of the Territory— deSingel International Arts Campus
Lecture—Carolyn Steel - The Hungry City
Changing Cultures of Planning— Rotterdam, Zürich, Nantes, Randstad, Bordeaux
Towards a Visionary Housing Production in Flanders
Guide plan—Brussels canal
The Ambition of the Territory—Belgian Pavilion Venice 2012
Making City—5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
Project definition—new prison in Haren
Building for Brussels— Architecture and urban transformation in Europe
Making City—Atelier Istanbul
G A R D E N— Parckdesign 2012
Open House Brussels—debates and artistic parcours
Exhibition—Making City
Exploring the metropolitan condition
The Next Economy— Belgium at The International Architecture Biennale 2016
Master Class—120% Brussels
City Trajectory—Brussels Canal
Program—Building For Brussels
Exhibition—Building for Brussels
Exhibition—Architecture for Justice
Concept studios—Spatial Policy Plan of Flanders
Regional Call IABR-Atelier OVK— Help shape the future of the East Flanders Core region
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Energy transition as an urban project
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Call to Architects
Open Space Platform— Call Water-Land-Schap
Vacancy— Inhoudelijke Medewerker (m/v)
Vacancy— Experienced Project Leader (m/f)
Vacancy - Production Coordinator (m/f)
Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities: Asia
Open Space Platform— Publication Operation Open Space
THE MISSING LINK— Curator Statement, Research Agenda and Call for Practices
Atelier Zennevallei
Urban Intervention — BRIDGE
Workshop Series — Urban Economy in the Brussels Metropolitan Area
Lecture and Debate — Fitting More Industry In
Rotterdam Biennale appoints three curators for diptych 2018+2020
A Whole World to Win— Floris Alkemade in conversation with Els Vervloesem and Joachim Declerck
Masterclass— Caring Neighborhoods
Atelier Kortrijk 2025— Innovative urban development strategy
Designing The Future— series of debates
Atelier Brussels— Masterclasses
Atelier Brussels— Lectures Structure and Stimulus
Atelier Brussels— Urban Walks
With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.