With the ever growing demand for housing near the Belgium capital, this former office tower will be transformed into a housing project. The brief of the closed competition stated the intention to demolish the original façade to make way for a new face for the tower.
In its current state the Leopold tower is the most interesting building in the neighborhood. It has a unique personality derived from its materials, its decorative effects and construction method.
This architecture is an opportunity; how can it cater to the needs of future inhabitants without compromising its unique identity and history?
Jo Berben - Ingrid Mees - Luc Vanmuysen - Huub Donkers - Stefaan Evers - Bart Hoylaerts - Wout Sorgeloos - Gie Bleukx - Françoise Boniver - Kris Buysmans - Chiara Ceresoli - Bart Claassen - Bart Cuppens - Danny Deferm - Marie-Jeanne Deheuy - Franca Faggio Del Giglio - Brecht Delwiche - Rosalie Gielis - Frederique Hermans - Michel Janssens - Jonas Knapen - Terence Lee - Christian Lemmens - Martine Maris - Killian Nekeman - Katleen Pluymers - Luk Santermans - Taco van de Berg - Sander Van de Weert - Steven Van Esser - Loren Van Lishout - Stefaan Vansteen - Eva Vervoort
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a2o designs and builds from a dedicated and serving attitude that is characterised by four themes.
Working at and in ‘spaces' is a social and public matter: every spatial intervention has an impact. Our designs promote sustainability and strive for a social and ecological balance.
Our architecture evokes an image by conscientiously combining form and content. Insight and evocation stimulate aesthetics. The imagined adds a dimension.
A compelling design is a restrained design. Our interventions are always successful integrations: a balancing act between logical simplicity and complexity.
We associate and connect man and space with the past and the future. The appropriateness comes from its social context, the history of the space and its cultural background. We build in a dialogue with our clients, with careful attention for users and passers-by.
a2o designs in an investigative, engaged and connective way
a2o designs in an evocative, appropriate, restrained and logical way
a2o is prepared for processes and moves from “insight to vision”