Number 24 - October 2016 

Port House shines over Antwerp
What is probably the most architecturally striking building to have ever emerged from the ground in Belgium, has just been opened in the Port of Antwerp. Following four years of construction, the old Hansa Building has been fully restored, with a new glass structure in the shape of a ship soaring above this former fire station to the North of the city which is now a protected monument. The old and new parts are closely integrated with each other so that Port House now symbolises both the past and the future of the port.

Good governance in the public sector
It is now around ten years ago that Anixton, through its founder and Managing Director Vincent Gérin, started providing the service known as ‘Tenant Representation’ (Rep for short). In this article, Vincent Gérin talks of the philosophy behind the move, and cites a number of concrete cases. He also talks of the trends in the real estate sector, in terms of selecting a new building, which he describes as ‘being part of the company’s marketing’. Allied to all this is the issue of sustainability, passive buildings, and of all the different criteria which play a part in the final choice.
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Wallonia projects make progress while awaiting RER
'Editions & Séminaires' latest seminar focused on the subject of urban planning in Wallonia. Using the newly voted law on planning and construction regulations as a backdrop, Laurence de Hemptinne invited a number of expert speakers to outline some of the ten projects selected by the Region to be new districts or ‘new little towns’. And to cover a very hot and contentious topic, she had persuaded François Bellot Federal Mobility Minister to come and talk about the RER….


Herrmann Debroux: Bouwmeester calls for proposals
The potential destruction of the Herrmann Debroux viaduct, or at least the assertion by Minister President Rudy Vervoort that this is not totally out of the question, has taken a slightly more official turn. In a recent newsletter from Brussels Master Architect (Bouwmeester) Kristiaan Borret, he is calling for propositions to re-design the Delta entrance to the city. This is not without consequence as, every day, thousands of cars come into Brussels from the south on the E 411, for which the viaduct is in effect the end point.

Shopping the world
Mapic, the retail equivalent of Mipim, is now only about six weeks away. The 22nd edition of the fair is to take place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from November 16th to 18th. Organisers Reed Midem speak of Mapic 2016 unveiling a selection of new retailer brands whose concepts are riding the current retail trends. In ready-to-wear, food & beverage and retail entertainment, the watchwords today, it says, are personalising, sharing and buying experience...

Nobel Biocare - a satisfactory solution negotiated by Colliers
The mission of Colliers International Belgium for their client Nobel Biocare was to find an extra 2,000 m² of space to support the company’s growth. This mission was treated as a ‘stay or move’ because the client was already well located – but outgrowing – its premises in the ‘Mechelen Station’ building. And to add a further twist, the parent company of the client also had several other locations in Belgium. So it was a three-way challenge: ‘stay, move or move internally’. Colliers International Belgium’s Senior Director – Real Estate Services, Jeroen Govers, explains how the advisor approached this complex situation, and what the final outcome was.



Great article by @EDetaille on using Big Data in commercial real estate to boost ROI via @MAPICWorld...


Care Property investeert in Vlaams-Brabantse woonzorg via ?@TalkReal_Estate...

Why the private sector has a big role in smart city's development via ?@HEC_SCI...


Building #ProsperousCities : What is the Role and Value of Natural Capital and #Green #Infrastructure in #Cities?' via @amanda_clack...

Nieuwe stap in innovatief wonen. Principiële goedkeuring Vlaamse Regering van decreet experimentele woonvormen via @BUROARCH...
Centre Pompidou ziet toekomst in de Brusselse kanaalzone #citroen via@thecitygeek...


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Logistiek Vastgoed België 2016
25/10, Antwerp, Crowne Plaza

25>29/10, Cologne - Koelnmesse

VastgoedEvent Gent
08/11, Gent

PPS in Vastgoed 2016
09/11, Antwerp, ALM

« Architectural Engineering for Dummies »
Organised by Freestone Lab
10/11>01/12, Wemmel

MAPIC 2016
16>18/11, Cannes – Palais des Festivals

Seminar : « Micro Heat Network »
Organised by Brussels Environment
18/11, Brussels, Tour & Taxis

Seminar : «Territorial Development Strategy and Real Estate in Liège »
Organised by UPSI
22/11, Liège, Musée de la Boverie

Winkelvastgoed on tour 2016
22/11, Brussel - Docks Bruxsel

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