The Organization for Permanent Modernity is an office and research group for urban design and architecture.

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02/11/2015 - 05:56

Georges Allaert prijs for Marcel Smets

On 11 December the Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Agriculture Joke Schauvliege awarded the first Georges Allaert-MORO Prize. The prize was awarded in three categories. The award for meritorious personality was for Prof. Em. and former Flemish 'Bouwmeester' Marcel Smets. He was praised for his work and dedication in promoting the interaction between Mobility and Spatial Development in our society.

The award for best publication went to Wendy Tan (University of Groningen). Chris Anseeuw won the prize for most laudable thesis.
02/11/2015 - 03:54


BASF recently launched a new AppMagazine "CORPUS". The first edition of the magazine is featuring the New Meadowlands project that MIT CAU + ZUS + De Urbanisten designed in the context of Rebuild by design. The magazine is available in the App-Store (for iPad), on Google Play (for Android tablets) and at Amazon (for Kindle Fire): - App-Store
02/04/2015 - 04:08

SOMA construction site update

The covered south market in Anderlecht for Abattoir nv is moving to a next stage: now that all the platonic panels are placed, the large cranes are gone and two steel-glass saw-tooth roofs are being installed above the market space.
01/22/2015 - 10:41

BVRN Milestone

The Beveren Team has finished the plans and documents for the application for the building permit of a new police office and administrative center. The whole set was submitted today. Tons of paper for tons of work. Here's a link to the community's website