The RES-awards in 2018 were given to:
BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
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The development of the Military Hospital, a joined development of Vanhaerents Development and Matexi, in Antwerp is a particularly successful example of city renovation. As is the case with a perfectly polished diamond, its beauty resides in the flawless symmetry of its opposite facets: preserving old patrimony while giving it a new high quality destination, openness to the surrounding quarters while protecting the specific character of the place, combining green public space with the privacy of the dwelling area, marrying urban density with the quietness of a garden.
Vanhaerents Development and Matexi
Stéphane Beel & Lieven Archtergael; Office 360; Collectief Noord; Michel Desvigne
BEST (SEMI-)PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT
De Krook, Ghent’s new hotspot, is not only an architectural marvel and the largest public building delivered in Flanders in 2017… It is also part of a large scale urban renewal project that houses world-renowned science, culture and innovative entrepreneurship in a new meeting place for al "Ghentians". The infrastructure in the river bend (‘krook’) of the Scheldt comprises the new city library, laboratories and offices of Ghent University and digital research institute imec, a café and public greenery. From 2020 onwards the renovated Wintercircus will add hubs for digital innovation, an underground concert hall, a covered public square and a rooftop restaurant.
CVBA Waalse Krook (City of Ghent, Province of Eastern Flanders, University of Ghent, imec); sogent; City of Ghent; ARIES Real Estate Solutions (A-RES); Advisers
Coussée & Goris; RCR Arquitectes – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem & Ramon Vilalta
BEST DEVELOPMENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
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Herman Teirlinck is the new main building for the Flemish Government in Brussels and will house over 2.500 civil servants. It measures 65.000 sqm and is the largest passive office building in Belgium. The meandering shape of the building creates a varied building volume that blends in seamlessly with the existing blocks along the Avenue du Port and the historical industrial buildings on the Tour & Taxis site. The design deliberately chooses a sustainable low-rise building of six layers with a tower of 60 meters high in the second line that creates a new recognizable element in the Brussels' skyline.
Neutelings Riedijk Architects; Conix RDBM Architects