We don't build for a moment in time. And we are not done when the project is finished. We believe in the building to last and in neighbourhoods that prepare a city for a future that benefits everyone. We also believe that our neighbourhoods should make a valuable contribution to a city's appearance. That's why we look beyond, think long term and commit to quality and thoughtful architecture.
By consistently opting for winter gardens at the apartments, residents can transform their terraces into garden rooms or vice versa in an instant, maximising both living and outdoor space.
To secure biodiversity, we put up bee hotels and plant as many native trees and shrubs as possible to attract insects and birds. We try to preserve existing trees whenever possible. For example, two century-old sycamores are currently receiving special treatment so that they will pass the necessary pruning procedure unscathed.
At Nieuw Zuid, two Pritzker Prize winners, among others, created a design - a first for Belgium - alongside a whole row of other award-winning international and Belgian architects. Today, architecture walks are organised especially for enthusiasts.
Wadis, green roof drainage and yard water reclamation should relieve sewers and gradually channel excess rainwater back into the soil. Evaporation, in turn, provides cooling on hot days.