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Proposed 120 metre hotel tower for Wavre
A proposed new hotel tower alongside the E 411 at Wavre is continuing to arouse differing points of view, and is to be the subject of the usual public consultation process. Architects Arte Polis explain how the project has been designed. In the planned location, this building consists of a tower of around 120 metres high that lies on a ...
| 20/01/2017

The Edge: one of the smartest buildings of the Benelux
The office of the future is an intelligent building, which can partly manage itself. This means the building can advise its users by connecting different sources of information – such as lighting, HVAC, booking systems for meeting rooms and even personal calendars – with each other. These smart connections also allow the building or facility manager to deal more ...
| 19/01/2017

Office market has good year - JLL
Despite the problems of 2016 in terms of terrorist attacks, it was a relatively good year for the office market in Brussels, as confirmed by broker JLL.
Demand from occupiers is recovering, with no less than 9 very large deals of over 10,000 m², against an average of 5 per annum over the past decade, and only 2 last ...
| 18/01/2017

Mipim focuses on innovation
Mipim organisers Reed Midem has announced that five years after introducing tech innovation as a component of Mipim, the world’s property market is moving its Innovation Forum to the centre of its exhibition zone. Among the companies represented in the expanded Innovation Forum zone are energy solution providers, crowd-funding specialists and exhibitors focussing on intelligent buildings. Together, these companies ...
| 18/01/2017

Brussels consults the public on PRDD
Within the context of the Regional Sustainable Development Plan (PRDD), the Brussels Region is calling for the opinions of its inhabitants. The plan is designed to set out the major lines for development within the region, over the next 25 years. As part of the public survey, there is an area set out on this subject in the town ...
| 16/01/2017

Grand Poste Liège finally to be redeveloped
An iconic building in Liège which has been the subject of much speculation – but little concrete action – for years, may be about to find its new destination. The ‘Grand Poste’ located on the Rue de la Régence, on the edge of the historic centre of Liège, has been bought by Walloon investment body Meusinvest. And the future ...
| 13/01/2017

Jost Group buys Trilogiport
The majority of the shareholding of the vast DL Trilogiport logistics centre just outside Liège has been sold to the Jost Group. Beginning with a 37,000 m² logistics building, construction of which is to start this year, Jost Group will over a four year period construct a total of up to 180,000 m² on the site. The sale was handled ...
| 09/01/2017

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On March 28th, the new BREEAM environmental certification scheme for new constructions – BREEAM INTERNATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION 2016 (NC 2016) – replaced the previous scheme which had been used by the market for three years. As a continuation of BREEAM International NC 2013, it now completes the range of certifications with BREEAM INTERNATIONAL REFURBISHMENT AND FIT-OUT (RFO 2015) for the renovation and fit-out of buildings, launched last year. Our team of assessors has taken a close look at this reference, in order to provide an overview of what has changed, compared to previous versions.
16/12/2016 - -
The concept of ‘smart cities’ is more and more emerging as a response to the various problems caused by the growth in urban populations. The Smart City Institute in Liège, and the ‘Belfius Smart City Award’, are pioneering this concept in Belgium and leading by example.
15/09/2016 - -
The expected growth of the older adult population will have an unprecedented impact on the national health care system. There is a clear need for additional nursing homes and healthcare workers, to avoid potential shortages in the coming years. Like most other European countries, Belgium is confronted with a rapid ageing of its population. This is the direct result of longer life expectancy and continuous improvement in living standards.
27/05/2016 - -


On Monday, the 23rd of January, Lunch with an Architect will be hosting the Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus.
B - Brussels, Flagey – Studio 1 
During this seminar you will meet around 100 public and private real estate decision-makers including: professionals, property investors, institutional investors, project developers, financiers, owners and managers, city planning departments, planners, (interior) designers, contractors, brokers and advisors, central and communal bodies.
B - Brussels, Diamant 
On 14 Februari UPSI is hosting a seminar with the theme: “Environmental Permit & Current Judiciary environmental law in Flanders”.
B - Deurle, Auberge du Pêcheur 
During this study day you will meet environmental officials and consultants, environmental coordinators, investors, space planners, architects, building developers and legal experts.
B - Antwerpen, ALM 
During this 11th edition we once again take a look at cities and market partners in the future.
B - Antwerpen, HORTA 
From 9 to 14 March, 2017, no fewer than 25 to 30 Belgian Professionals of The Real Estate Sector in Belgium will be riding their bicycles from Brussels to Cannes, arriving for the opening of MIPIM.
B /F - Brussels -> Cannes 
09/03/2017 - 14/03/2017