Maggie Shelters Bring Hope and Homes to Displaced Communities

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 9/28/16 10:36 AM   |  3 min read time

The word “home” means different things to different people, and no matter where you call home, it’s hard to imagine what you would do if you were forced out into the world and had nowhere else to go. This is the reality for millions of refugees displaced by war, famine, or disease. Few people would consider a makeshift tent to be a home, but families seeking asylum often have no other choice, as permanent buildings aren’t allowed in refugee camps.

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Topics: Architecture, DMOA, refugees, Resilient Building Design”, University of Leuven, Architectural Record, Bart Peeters, Belgium, continuing education, DMOA architecten, Heverlee, maggie program, maggie shelters, NGO, World Humanitarian Summit

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.

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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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