BRUT was invited by the order of architects in Genova to talk about their projects within the framework of the Rubens year happing in the city. The idea was to start up a dialogue between the architecture of Italy and Flanders. The decor was one of the palazzi that inspired Rubens on his stay in the city. Very interesting experience! Thanks again for the invitation Architetti Genova!
You can read more about this initiative here.
Little Zennepark wins ARC22 Urbanism Award
We’re excited to share that Small Zennepark emerged as the winner in the Urban Design category at the annual Arc Awards, presented by the magazine ‘De Architect.’ Our project, ‘Het Kleine Zennepark,’ created in collaboration with OKRA, stood out in Brussels for its innovative approach to revitalizing an urban district.
The design takes a surgical approach, bringing a breath of fresh air and open space to a tightly built-up area. The focus on social cohesion is evident through various gathering spots, including schools and cultural centers, that promote a sense of community.
We extend our gratitude to ‘De Architect’ and the Arc Awards for acknowledging the efforts behind ‘Het Kleine Zennepark.’ This achievement motivates us to keep pushing the boundaries in our pursuit of exceptional urban transformations.
What a year!
To finish off before the holidays we made an overview of all the projects we have worked on during the last year, from mid 2021 to mid 2022. This added up to no less than 42 projects, alsmost 1 project for every working week of the year. Thanks to our amazing team and our clients for making this possible. Have a nice summer everybody!
Instagram Take Over! Women in Architecture Belgium
This week the women of BRUT are taking over the Instagram account of @womeninarchitecturebelgium. We invite everyone to check it out and join the conversation!
Proudly presenting our new website and logo!
We’ve been around for a while now, 15 years to be precise, and we felt it was time for a change! We’ve built up a portfolio of exciting and challenging projects together with our talented, engaged and creative team that has also grown steadily. As we continue to evolve as a company our values and commitment to our work and areas of expertise remain the same – bringing sustainable, resourceful and integrated solutions to the built environment around us.
A big thank you to Leuven-based design agency Kpot, who were an absolute delight to work with.
BRUT’s team was selected for a framework masterplanning contract in the municipality of Mol!
Mol is a fast growing municipality and a lot of urban development initiatives will be taking place in the coming years. The municipality felt the need to attract a team to guarantee a good coordination between the different developments and to ensure they all contribute to the realization of a shared ambition. The team led by BRUT, with Spatie maakt ruimte as planning expert, Atelier Romain as landscape architect and Suunta as mobility expert, was selected to do this. We are looking forward to getting to know this beautiful municipality and its inhabitants better in the coming years.
The new regional police station for Politie Schelde-Leie is taking shape!
The structural works on the new police station are in full swing. The design is shaped by the rich context of the building with a beautiful rural landscape with a lake on one side and the large scale buildings along the national road N60 on the other. The building will become a landmark in the landscape.
Springtime in the new town hub of Wezembeek-Oppem!
Now that the public part of the project, with the library, the administrative centre, the sports hall and the schools, is put into use, the new town centre is slowly coming to life. The residential buildings have also already advanced quite a bit and the refurbishment of the green public spaces and parks will eventually be the cherry on the cake. To be continued…