Inspiration: Bringing an Old City Into the Future

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/18/15 11:24 AM  |  1 min read time

Ghent, Belgium is undergoing a transformative, urban regeneration, and the team tasked with making this dream a reality includes Vectorworks users Atelier Kempe ThillCOUSSEE & GORIS architectenRobbrecht & Daem architecten, and Marie-José Van Hee architecten. Designers and architects are collaborating to provide a sustainable urban mobility plan for Ghent that features green spaces and waterfronts, upscale residential housing, retail capacity, and innovative workspaces. Their aim is to transition this centuries-old urban center into a “smart” city, providing modern amenities without losing historical authenticity.

The plan for Ghent's rejuvenation is so comprehensive that it has earned the participating firms a nomination for a MIPIM Award in the Best Urban Regeneration Project category. Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an international real estate competition that honors the most outstanding and accomplished projects from around the world. Judged by an esteemed panel of real estate professionals, this years’ awards ceremony will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France from March 10-13. Good luck to the designers involved with this project, as well as all the other MIPIM Award nominees!

You can learn more about the Market Hall Ghent project, a part of the rejuvenation efforts in the city, on page six of MODUS News 3, a magazine that pays tribute to designers who are transforming the world by creating unforgettable experiences with Vectorworks software.

Topics: Architecture, Ghent, MIPIM Awards, Robbrecht & Daem architecten, Atelier Kempe Thill, Belgium, Community, COUSSEE & GORIS architecten, Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, Market Hall Ghent, MODUS, Project Highlight, Urban Regeneration

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