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Atelier— In Between

Atelier In Between is a policy-preparing project, commissioned by the Flemish Authorities’ Nature and Woodland Agency, that establishes a dialogue between the various actors that have an impact on open spaces in the metropolitan area in and around the Brussels Capital Region. Architecture Workroom is facilitating a process of knowledge-sharing and development on the future of open space between the parties involved, plus experts and designers, by means of cartographic research and a series of workshops.

 

Tim Van de Velde

While Flanders is continuing to become more urbanised, ideas are gradually maturing on the subject of the significance and importance of green open space. Open space and greenery are still considered by many to exist at the cost of society – a weak sector that offers no economic return – but the value of the functions they fulfil for the city has been thoroughly documented in recent years. The landscape provides a number of services essential to life: room for recreation, social contact, silence and peace, the production of food, generation and storage of energy, and it increases the resilience of the urbanised landscape when faced with the effects of climate change.

However, it remains a major challenge to translate these insights into the policy of the various actors. The choices made in each sector and at every level of authority (region, province and borough) by necessity come together in the same space. A common vision will enable us to move with greater vigour, transparency and effectiveness towards the future we desire for open and green space in the urbanised metropolitan area around Brussels.

Atelier In Between involves a series of workshops that bring together the parties involved from the various sectors. The participants include experts from the academic world and civil society (environmental protection groups etc.), designers, representatives of the Flemish and Brussels administrative bodies and agencies (Spatial Planning and Housing Policy, Brussels Environment, Nature and Woodland Agency, Flemish land Company) and local organisations. After the launch of a green safari, a literal exploration of the green open space in Brussels and the outlying Flemish boroughs, three thematic workshops were held, centred on the approaches of residential landscape, productive landscape and resilient landscape.

Eight concepts that arose in the workshops were visualised by the LIST urban planning firm, and in April 2014 were the subject of a verification workshop that focused specifically on dialogue between different administrative bodies. One of these concepts will be developed further in the course of 2014 to formulate a project definition for a specific area with an eye to cooperation between sectors.

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Brussels, Flanders, atelier, ongoing

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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
Rotterdam Biennale appoints three curators for diptych 2018+2020
Masterclass— Caring Neighborhoods
Vacancy— Project leader / research collaborator (m/f)
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
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
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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
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With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.