1010 Architecture Urbanism

CARING MOBILITY

© Kelly Donckers
© Kelly Donckers

CARING MOBILITY

Ian Kuppens presented the story of our project 'Anders Mobiel' [Differently Mobile] during the seminar 'caring mobility in a rural context', organised by Ar-Tur, platform for architecture and space. You can find out more about 'Anders Mobiel' at our projects.

ALBERT II

© Sepideh Farvardin
© Sepideh Farvardin

ALBERT II

Boulevard Albert II traverses the Brussels Northdistrict and some of its infamous artefacts.To this day, the place is for many users not somewhere to spend a lot of time.

We asked ourselves, how could Blvd. Albert II transform into a lively, inclusive and climate robust public space? Yesterday we joined forces to build a sandbag sofa, today we invited inhabitants, policy makers, politicians and academics for a tea and make one step forward in the transformation!

In collaboration with Labnorthvzw Plant en Houtgoed, Omar kashmiry and Maarten Weyns

FLANDERS DEPAVES

FLANDERS DEPAVES

Flanders Depaves! In Merchtem on school campus 'De Plataan', we are depaving and greening the playgrounds. After an extensive participation process with kids, teachers parents and neighbours, the first shovel was finally put into the ground: 7x7=49m² of tiles were lifted for an experimental garden where primary school children can test and play. We also took the opportunity to measure the permeability and composition of the soil. In the meantime, we are elaborating the final design…The objective for september '22: 1300m² permeable and green play area!

URBAN NATURE

URBAN NATURE

Our proposal "Urban Nature" is selected for the BWMSTR Label in collaboration with FALLLOW Architecture and GRUE.

Each in their own way interested in creating a new alliance with nature, the "living matter" of our cities, we are regularly baffled by the 19th-century vision of the role of nature in the city, which is still widely maintained. A vision that always focuses on humans and their needs and assigns nature a role from a functional and purely human perspective. This is at the expense of the ambition to design and build nature-inclusively, to start from the perspective that humans are only a part of a larger ecosystem. Because let us be humble: more than 99% of life on earth is practically invisible to our eyes and often does not even have a name.

We are also very curious to see the proposals of 51n4e, Dieter Leyssen and Mikeviktorviktor

BRUSSELS ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

BRUSSELS ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

Brussels architecture prize 2021, category public space: 1st prize for Molenwest Square ! ...We are incredibly proud, and this recognition gives us tons of positive energy and self-confidence to continue doing what we believe in.

The design of 1010 architecture urbanism activated the site and embraced various activities in a delightful manner. The reuse of elements of various scales and materials contributed to this success. – Samia Henni

Thanks to A+ Architecture in Belgium, Urban.brussels, sau-msi.brussels, Molenwest, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean,Samen Voor Morgen, Fablab'ke, Sport2Be, D'Broej and Centrum West.

Watch this video of A+ Architecture: The presenation of our design

INFLATABLE URBANITY

© Photonews
© Photonews

INFLATABLE URBANITY

What kind of future awaits Parking C, a 30 ha-big parking lot straddling between Brussels and its suburban periphery? 1010 went on a design exploration last year, commissioned by the Flemish planning department OMGEVING. We developed jointly with a big number of actors 4 scenarios to transform this mineral, monofunctional plateau into a climate-adaptive one, capable of answering the many local and regional demands. “Parking C” will transform to “Platform C”, an inflatable infrastructure that can accommodate outdoor events, still act as a parking lot, and function as a renewable energy plant and a sponge for storm water. Platform C can also offer space for additional programs with a more permanent character (such as a new mobility hub, urban manufacturing & distribution, temporary residences,…) but time will tell what will finally happen. Thanks to Inge Pieters from PREO who orchestrated the multitude of actors during the covid-19 virtual participatory sessions. Don’t miss the article in BRUZZ wrapping the story in a well nuanced way

THE INNOVATIVE CITY PORT

THE INNOVATIVE CITY PORT

London is curious for the Antwerp Innovative city Port. A project defined by AG VESPA, initiated by 1010 and continued by Architectuurplatform Terwecoren Verdickt.

Bert Gellynck was one of the speakers in this conference hosted by Architecture Foundation. The subject: The major urban transformation that presents the redevelopment of the Antwerp Docks with a particular emphasis on maintaining the presence of industry alongside new programmes such as housing. Other speakers included Rozemaie Claeys of public-sector developer AG Vespa, Mark Brearley (London Metropolitan University), and Jan Terwecoren (ARCHITECTUURPLATFORM TERWECOREN VERDICKT).

You can consult the exchange here: The Innovative City Port

PUBLICATION RUIMTE

PUBLICATION RUIMTE

We are happy to be part of the 48th publication of Ruimte and keep the debate on sustainable transition of mobility in peri-urban contexts rolling! In this article we reflect on the research 'Anders-Mobiel', a research-by-design trajectory that tries to bridge the gap between policy goals (climate goals, modal shift) and the local social innovation that we encountered in the streets. Indeed, such a transition is only possible if we allocate the right means and facilities that allows for a 'swarm-effect' for this multiplicity of individual and collective innovative practices. Starting from the travel behaviour we developed different traveller profiles and researched 4 specific mobility needs (school, care, errands and commuting), to be able to understand how to pool these specific travel patterns more sustainable and inclusive.

Big thanks to VRP to make us part of this interesting publication (with including a.o. Saskia Sassen) and to Atelier OVK for setting up the context which made this research possible.

Link to full report: Rapport Anders Mobiel

LIVING ARCHITECTURE

LIVING ARCHITECTURE

Interview with Nadia Casabella and Bert Gellynck by the magazine Feeling Wonen // Gael Maison

Parckfarm and Molenwest were conceived as temporary projects but have nothing to do with the pop-up architecture that appears on the streets for advertising purposes and then disappears again. Our goal is to create new places that people can make their own. It is architecture with a societal purpose: it encourages residents to help shape their city.

(just like in) permaculture, where you apprehend everything with respect for the base. You learn to work together with the soil and the natural environment, and come to understand that we as humans are but a mere spill in a vast system. … From my point of view, permaculture represents what we aspire to do with our projects, the soil, the basis upon which we work are people and everything else that is already present.

OPENING MOLENWEST SQUARE

OPENING MOLENWEST SQUARE

After a few months of hard work Molenwest Square has finally opened his doors! Brussels Region is collaborating with local associations to create an offer of activities for kids and teenagers. The 1010au team designed the portable infrastructure that gives a roof to these associations for the years to come.

2 articles

2 articles

2 articles from our hand got recently published: Nadia (in collaboration with Jan Denoo) contributed in OASE#104 "The Urban Household of Metabolism" with an article about the potential of circular food flows in the city [https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/104] and Bert wrote an article for the Spanish magazine "Critica Urbana" about the particularities of urban planning in the city fringes [http://criticaurbana.com/critica-urbana-9-el-paisaje] Saludos desde la periferia!

‘ANDERS-MOBIEL’ Merelbeke

‘ANDERS-MOBIEL’ Merelbeke

Under the name ‘ANDERS-MOBIEL’, 1010au team will be exploring what moves around in Merelbeke – in collaboration with our partners of TML, Meneer de Leeuw and Verena Balz. Commissioned by the province of East-Flanders and the IABR, and in framework of the IABR-Atelier Oost-Vlaanderen, we shall investigate how alternative ways of moving around can be stimulated. We published a first newspaper that underlines the importance of citizen initiatives herein. Next stop: the Autovrije Zondag this weekend in Merelbeke!

YOU ARE HERE PART.2 2018 - DOORS OPEN!

YOU ARE HERE PART.2 2018 - DOORS OPEN!

Exciting news! Our work for Testsite M4H+ will also be exhibited at our home base Brussels!

In the framework of the IABR2018+2020 "The missing Link", the 1010 team (in collaboration with Mariska Vogel & Ronald van der Heijden) is developing 3 pilot projects to stimulate the transition towards the circular economy of the Merwe-Vierhaven area (M4H) in the Rotterdam City Port. We are developing this through simultaneous interaction with local enterprises and spatial design. The fruit of our work has been exhibited during summer in Rotterdam – where it functioned as a hypothesis for working sessions with stakeholders.

Now, this work moved to the notorious WTC I - tower in the Brussels North quarter to trigger the debate around circular economy in port areas, also including work we did for Innovatieve Stadshaven in Antwerp.

Come and have a look, at our work and the amazing view on the city port of Brussels; the Vergotedok! The expo will open September 14 with drinks at 17.00h.

More info about the project in the projects section.

Project 'vallei van de Zennebeemden' selected for land development programme Water+land+schap

Project 'vallei van de Zennebeemden' selected for land development programme Water+land+schap

The 'vallei van de Zennebeemden' is one of the 14 selected projects of the programme 'water-land-schap', launched by the Flemish Minister of Environment, Nature and Agriculture in October 2017. The aim of this programme is to tackle water issues in rural areas, in close cooperation with local stakeholders.

Together with D+A Consult, 1010au is assisting 'Strategisch Project voor de Zuidelijke Zennevallei' in the elaboration of targeted actions for this land development programme, concretisising the vision that was developed in 'Strategisch project Zennevallei – deelproject 2: omgeving Zennebeemden'.

The envisaged output is: – maximise the use of the path along the Senne and make connections between the centre of Ruisbroek and Drogenbos for slow traffic; – create more space for the Senne, by developing a landscape with a wide diversity of dry and wet zones, running and still water, different types of vegetation and wetlands; – look for opportunities for short-chain agriculture.

A total budget of 5 million euro is foreseen for the implementation of the land development project of the 14 selected projects. The first field actions are expected at the beginning of next year...

De Coninckplein: a new public space for Roeselare

De Coninckplein: a new public space for Roeselare

De Coninckplein: it's open! A big thanks to the design team, with Rūta Aleks,Clément Puech, Clément Jolivet, BOOM Landscape, Infrabureau Demey and the team of contractor Bart Penninck.

IABR 2018 - doors open!

IABR 2018 - doors open!

Today we are putting the finishing touch to our contribution for the IABR2018+2020 "The missing Link". The 8th edition of this expo will open on the 1st of June 2018, both in Rotterdam and in Brussels.

In the framework of this event, the 1010 team (in collaboration with Mariska Vogel & Ronald van der Heijden) is developing 3 pilot projects to stimulate the transition towards the circular economy of the Merwe-Vierhaven area (M4H) in the Rotterdam City Port. We are developing this through simultaneous interaction with local enterprises and spatial design.The fruit of our work can be seen in the main exhibition in the HAKA Building in Rotterdam until 8 July 2018.Bert will give a lecture about our work on saturday 02-06 at 14h in the lecture hall of the HAKA-building.

A sample of our work for the PADMAX, the spatial development plan we are making in collaboration with GRUE, Osmos & BRAT for the Vergote Dock - Maximilan Park district in Brussels, will be exhibited in the Brussels show that will take place in the notorious WTC I - tower in the Brussels North quarter. The expo will open June 2nd until July 8th. more info can be found here.

Buda+ kick-off

Buda+ kick-off

Last wednesday 23/05 was the official kick-off meeting of the Buda+ project. The coming 18 months, the 1010 team (in collaboration with IDEA consult, TML and Witteveen+Bos) will develop a spatial vision and incentives for short term actions for a sustainable transition of this mixed industrial area. We ambition to reach this goal by developping a clear ambition framework for the long term and by joining forces with local users and enterprises.The project is a concrete result of the TOP-Noordrand action program. Buda+ is coordinated by the Province of Vlaams-Brabant and supported by the spatial planning departments of the Flemish and the Brussels Region, the municipalities of Vilvoorde, Machelen & Brussels city and various sectoral partners such as VOKA, BECI, CPB-BHG,OVAM, POM and Citydev. More details can be found on the website of Provincie Vlaams-Brabant

Podcasts PADMAX meridien week are online!

Podcasts PADMAX meridien week are online!

Such exciting times! The podcasts recorded and edited by Swen Ore & le plus simple appareil during the three debates organized for the PAD MAX and its cocreation week (the MERIDIEN) are now available!!! You can access them @Perspective.Brussels or directly here (in FR): towards an ecological park (http://perspective.brussels/…/…/poles/debat_pad_part_1_0.mp3), towards an industrious park (http://perspective.brussels/…/defau…/files/poles/debat_2.mp3), towards a civic park (http://perspective.brussels/…/de…/files/poles/pad_part_3.mp3). Thanks again to Sere Kempeneers, Gery Leloutre, Lise Nakhle, Roeland Dudal, Olivier Bastin, Lieven de Cauter and Swen Ore for this impressive contribution to some of the most pregnant (and urgent) Brussels' questions.

ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS

ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS

A visit to the CIVA exhibition Operational aesthetics (02.02-15.04.18) invites new ideas about nature in the city. What role could urban renewal, and the Neighborhood Contracts more concretely, play therein?

Text by Nadia Casabella : http://a-plus.be/en/recensie/environmental-aesthetics/#.WrPO_OjOWUk