The municipality of Huldenberg and the Strategic Project Walden selected the design team Kollektif - Plusoffice - ARA for the 'Huldenberg Herbront' project. The team was appointed following a design competition organised in collaboration with the ‘Vlaams Bouwmeester’ (Flemish Gouvernment Architect). The project comprises three sub-tasks including a village centre vision 2050, a redesign of the town square of Huldenberg and the integration of the natural water source in village of Neerijse. The design team's proposal combines ambitious long-term climate goals with an attractive short-term green transformation of the village centre. In cooperation with the actors and residents involved, the design proposals will be further elaborated and refined in the coming months. Construction is scheduled to start in 2025.
BUILDING PERMIT GRANTED FOR FLAGEY SQUARE
We are delighted to share that the permit for the greening of the Flagey and Sainte-Croix squares in Brussels has been granted. It will be an ambitious transformation with almost 2.000m2 of new green space including multiple rain gardens and a tripling of the number of trees. All this while maintaining the numerous activities and taking into account all the technical constraints. We look forward to the construction starting at the end of this year.
KERREBROEK SCHOOL AND PARK COMPETITION WON
We are pleased to announce that Nero and Wissel architects have emerged as the winners of a design competition for the 'Kerrebroek' primary school in Aalst. Kollektif is responsible for the design of the entrance zone, the playground and the adjacent park.
LOOKING FOR A NEW COLLEAGUE
Kollektif landscape is seeking a Dutch-speaking Landscape Designer with 1-3 years of experience to design ecological landscapes and envision future-proof place-making. We are looking for a highly motivated and committed landscape architect, architect or urban designer that demonstrates the following skills:
- Fluency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, and 3d modeling
- Written, graphic and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of ecology and botany is an asset
- Experience with construction is an asset
- Fluency in Dutch and English is necessary, knowledge of French an asset
This is a full-time position based in Ghent for immediate hire. The office currently works in a flexible-hybrid model that allows you to balance your individual schedule with a minimum of three days in our office. Kollektif invests in its employees and offers a competitive salary based on experience. Kollektif is an equal-opportunity employer.
Send your CV, motivation letter and portfolio (<10Mb) by March 10th to email@example.com.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
STUDIO LAUKA - KOLLEKTIF WINS WINVORM COMPETITION BLANKENBERGE
We’re happy to share our team was selected as winners in the competition for the design of a community centre and the revitalisation of the Albert I park in Blankenberge. We look forward to collaborate with Studio Lauka,L.A.B.E.A.U. Frederik Tonniau Certuz and Flore Fockedey in this challenging project.
LEEN PLATTEAU WINS BLIKVELD AWARD
Our colleague Leen Platteau was awarded the graduation price in landscape architecture of 2022. Every year BLIKVELD and BVTL give this price to the student with the best graduation project in the landscape architecture programs in Flanders.
COMPETITION WON BEKAERT SITE HEMIKSEM
The team B-architecten, Made architects, Friday office and Kollektif has won the design competition for phase 1 of the Bekaert site redevelopment in Hemiksem. The former industrial site will become a residential landscape along the river Scheldt, within a green park environment following the masterplan of West 8. The first phase includes the construction of 136 dwellings and collective gardens.
LEARNING FROM LANDSCAPE LECTURE SERIES
We're happy to be part of the 'Learning from landscape' lecture series organised by KU Leuven and CIVA. Join us 28 October in Brussels, more information here.
NEW PROJECT PARK HANDELSDOK-OOST IN GHENT
The team Kollektif landscape - Antea Group was selected for the design of the new neighbourhood park Handelsdok-Oost in Ghent's Oude Dokken district. The new park of approximately 1.5ha will be an important link between the new residential developments on the Schipperskaai to the south and the Kapitein Zeppos park to the north. The remains of the old concrete factory and other industrial and maritime relics give this place a unique character. Its new design will add a layer with space for urban nature, refreshment and entertainment for young and old.
BOVENBOUW - KOLLEKTIF WINS COMPETITION NAZARETH
We’re very happy to share we won the competition for ‘het Kinderkasteeltje’, a children’s cluster in Nazareth, together with Bovenbouw architects. Looking forward to work on this beautiful castle estate!
NEW OFFICE IN GHENT!
We have moved into our new office in Ghent. From now on you can find us in Onderbergen 4D in the heart of the historical centre.
NATAN VAN LOON WINS 2021 STUDENT AWARD
We're proud to announce our colleague Natan Van Loon was awarded the graduation price in landscape architecture of 2021. Every year BLIKVELD and BVTL give this price to the student with the best graduation project in the landscape architecture programs in Flanders. Read the interview with Natan here.
ARTICLE ON THE EURE VALLEY PUBLISHED IN CRAUP
Björn Bracke published the article ‘A multispecies design approach in the Eure valley. Three lessons from a design studio in landscape architecture.’ in the latest edition of Les cahiers de la recherche architecturale, urbaine et paysagère (CRAUP). The article explores a 'paradigm shift' in landscape architecture practice and teaching. It was written together with Sophie Bonin (ENSP), Bruno Notteboom (KU Leuven) and Hans Leinfelder (KU Leuven). The article is free available here.
THE BELGIAN ROYAL COUPLE OFFICIALLY OPENS THE FLORALIËN 2022
This morning King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the opening of the Floralien Ghent 2022 flower show, in Ghent. Don't miss our garden installation in the velodrome 't Kuipke for the Flemish provinces inspired by the Mystic Lamb of Van Eyck.
KOLLEKTIF AT EUROPAN 16 MEETING IN PARIS
During the Europan France meeting this week in Paris, we were able to meet the other winning teams and site commissioners. Our proposal for the Ecohub Raismes was presented and Björn Bracke took part in the panel discussions. Inspiring to be part of this group of young professionals and to see how the Europan platform creates space for innovation in real-life settings, which is absolutely vital to tackle tomorrow's challenges.
KOLLEKTIF WINS COMPETITION FOR FLAGEY SQUARE BRUSSELS
We're very honoured to announce our team Kollektif Landscape - fallow - ecorce won the design competition for the redevelopment of Place Flagey and Place Sainte-Croix in Ixelles, Brussels. The proposal envisages an important greening and demineralization of both squares that will render this vibrant meeting place future proof in terms of climate, water and biodiversity.
SELECTION EUROPAN 16 COMPETITION
We are proud to share our project Eco-hub Raismes was selected as runner-up in the Europan 16 competition. The project builds on an ambitious vision for a ‘European Wildlife Park Hainaut’ while coining Raismes as a vibrant gateway to engage with nature. Looking forward to exchange with the stakeholders and other E16 winners!
KOLLEKTIF WINS FLORALIËN 2022 COMPETITION
Kollektif was announced as winner of the design competition for the installation of the Flemish provinces during the Floraliën 2022 flower show in Ghent. The proposal comprises the transformation of the velodrome 't Kuipke into a forest, inspired by the Mystic Lamb of Van Eyck.