Our project 'SOMA' has now officially been opened by Abattoir nv. Every week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm you can buy your fresh meat, vegetables and fruit in the new covered 'FOODMET' on the site of Abattoir in Anderlecht, near the slaughterhouse and next to the existing market. Construction workers, market stall owners and Abattoir worked hard to have the food market ready in time, and the result was great: customers found their way to their favorite shops quickly, and appropriated the building in no time.
This year, for the first time, QS World University Rankings has surveyed architecture schools around the globe. We are very pleased to share with you that in this inaugural assessment, the MIT Department of Architecture has topped the list! The full overview of top Architecture Schools can be found on www.topuniversities.com.
The May edition of the international architecture magazine The Plan is featuring our Fire Station in Asse. Conrad Bercah writes: "Fire stations rarely become topics of architectural interest. Yet, 50 years later, the Fire Station in the Belgian town of Asse, designed by ORG promises to do just that, providing an interesting comparison and view of current architecture culture. [...] Venturi designed an asymmetrical building, but oddly felt the need to make it look symmetrical.
Our 3-D image for the new police station in Brakel is featured in a book about Architectural Drawings. "The drawing reflects the ambitions of the project for a police station, which is a "slightly curved brutalist block" that sits on a "landscape with nipples". [...] We made a simple 3-D model, photographed it, and then spent time and love in Photoshop and Illustrator to render it." "Immediate and constructive, the physicality of hand drawing, upon which representation formats are based, is a necessary skill needed to communicate ideas in the field of architectural design.