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A229

Description
Words “Pragmatism – rationalism” are the best words to describe the work of A229. Founded in Brussels in 2005, the studio’s production is based mainly on sustainable public projects.
A229’s architecture is clean and simple, and does not comply with free architectural gesture.
En constant search, A229 emphasize repetition to exception, development to testing, the duration to the event, common sense to sophistication.
Contrast as source of admiration and accuracy as source of balance.
The serial use of techniques and materials issue from industrial architecture (i.e. externalizing staircases to maximize the inside available space and reduce maintenance costs) or the prescription of raw materials contain a maximum the construction cost while giving a strong identity to the building.
The sustainability proposed has to be taken in a broad sense and includes installation, mobility management, accessibility for all, efficient use of energy and water, responsible use of materials, maximum flexibility, and anticipation of a minimal maintenance.
This clear vision enables us to show the emotion of an experience formally restrained and politically involved
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Creation
2005
Associates
Renaud Van Espen - Architecte - ISA St Luc 1995

Grégoire Houyet - Architecte - ISA St Luc 1995
Collaborators
Jaime Eizaguirre - Architecte - ETSAM. Université Polytechnique de Madrid, Espagne - 2005

Marta Fernández Rodes - Architecte - USP-CEU Madrid - 2012

Alexis De Bosscher - Architecte - UCL Loci Bruxelles - 2013

Rita Cuggia - Architecte urbaniste - DADU Alghero - 2015

Romain Rodesch - Architecte - ULB La Cambre/Horta - 2013

Maxime Beel - Architecte - UCL Loci Tournai - 2015

Axelle Desaintes - Architecte - Institut St-Luc, Bruxelles - 2006

Leonardo Bueno - Architecte - Universidad de Chile - 2001

Marcos Alvarez - Architecte - Institut Supérieur d'architecture Victor Horta - 1992
Awards
•2016 BE.EXEMPLARY BUDA
•2016 BE.EXEMPLARY TOUR BRUNFAUT
•2015 GPAW NOMINE U-MONS CATÉGORIE LOGEMENTS COLLECTIFS
•2013 SÉLECTIONNÉ POUR PRIX BELGE POUR L’ARCHITECTURE 2013 ITP
•2013 ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION « KINDERGARTENS, PRIMARY & HIGH SCHOOLS »
•2012 GPAW MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY ITP CATÉGORIE BÂTIMENTS PUBLICS
•2009 BATEX “BÂTIMENTS EXEMPLAIRES : ENERGIE & ECO-CONSTRUCTION 2009”
•2008 BATEX “BÂTIMENTS EXEMPLAIRES : ENERGIE & ECO-CONSTRUCTION 2008”
Publications
•2016 ARCHITECTURE TOME 16 : ESPACES SINGULIERS EN BRABANT WALLON
•2014 LES CAHIERS NOUVEAUX 87 - ED. MARDAGA
•2013 XX MODELS YOUNG BELGIAN ARCHITECTURE: GUIDE DU VISITEUR POUR "BI-CITY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM BIENNALE OF SHENZHEN" SE DÉROULANT EN DÉCEMBRE 2013
•2013 ARCHITRAVE 175
•2013 ARCHITECTURES WALLONIE-BRUXELLES INVENTAIRES #1 INVENTORIES 2010-2013
•2012 GPAW ITP
•2012 XX MODELS YOUNG BELGIAN ARCHITECTURE
•2012 NICHE YOUNG BELGIAN ARCHITECTURE - BOZAR BOOKS
•2011 A+ 234 PUBLICS
•2011 LAB 1030 LIVRET D’ARCHITECTURE CONTEMPORAINE À SCHAERBEEK
•2010 ARCHITECTURE TOME 10 : ARCHITECTURES DIX ÉCOLES EN BRABANT WALLON
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Place Flagey, 7 boite 8
B-1050 Ixelles

Tél : +32 2 633 64 60
Fax : +32 2 633 64 60

info@a229.be
www.a229.be

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