The very first issue of the series of a+ special editions is dedicated to the capital city of Brussels. a+278 is an issue in which architecture and urban transformation take centre stage as powerful political instruments by which to improve social cohesion, quality of life and prosperity in the contemporary city. This publication examines a number of exemplary projects that can inspire urban development across Europe: Gare Maritime, Place Rogier, the new buildings of the VRT and RTBF, the museum Kanal – Centre Pompidou and the conversion of the WTC towers. Brussels as a laboratory for the future European city.
Editorial Lisa De Visscher
Tour & Taxis Lisa De Visscher
Gare Maritime (Neutelings Riedijk Architects – Jan De Moffarts Architecten) Lisa De Visscher

Herman Teirlinck Building (Neutelings Riedijk Architects) Aslı Çiçek

MAD Museum (v+ and Rotor) Gitte Van den Bergh
Coop (Bogdan & Van Broeck) Thibaut Paggen
Brussels, compact city Julie Mabilde
Brussels, productive city Mark Brearley
Materials Village (Tetra Architects) Veronique Boone
Foodmet (ORG Permanent Modernity) Pieter T’Jonck
From sustainable to circular Brussels Pieter T’Jonck
Kicking the car habit Laurent Vermeersch
Place Rogier (XDGA) Véronique Patteeuw
Place Dumon (Artgineering – h+n+s) Eline Dehullu
Parc de la Senne (La Compagnie du Paysage) Eline Dehullu
Building the city, bottom up and top-down Nathalie Cobbaut
A glass Trojan Horse Roeland Dudal
Canal Wharf (51N4E) Cécile Vandernoot
The Cosmopolitan (Bogdan & Van Broeck) Eline Dehullu
Brussels, European capital Ludovic Lamant
Brussels, urban governance for a metropolis Lisa De Visscher
Rue de la Loi (Christian de Portzamparc, b2ai, Assar Architects) Laurent Vermeersch
Kanal – Centre Pompidou (noA – EM2N – Sergison Bates architects) Pieter T’Jonck
Mediapark Reyers (François Leclercq, Robbrecht en Daem – Dierendonckblancke, V+ and MDW Architecture, Baukunst – Bruther) Pieter T’Jonck


With the support of urban.brussels