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he annual Mipim, the world’s most important real estate show, which attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, is now open. The sheer scale of Mipim and the way it has grown cannot escape anybody’s notice. Not many years ago, exhibitors could all be accommodated in Cannes’ famous ‘Palais des Festivals’, home to the Film Festival. But now, giant marquees are erected behind the Palais and at the top of the Croisette. Not just to make space for the last few, but to provide enough volume for some of the most important exhibitors: London, Paris, Russia… And as Mipim grows, so does the range of real estate segments which now attract investors. A look at the nominations for the Mipim Awards, and the growing number of categories, is ample proof of this. The Wave, in Muscat, Oman, for example, is Oman’s first integrated tourism complex which provides foreign ownership of property. Located on a sweeping 6-km oceanfront site, it includes more than 4,000 properties, hotels, retail and dining precincts, a 400-berth marina and a Greg Norman-designed 18-hole PGA links golf course… Then there is Sofitel Frankfurt Opera, which will have 150 rooms, a gastronomic restaurant, meeting rooms, a spa, a parking and shops. The 10 000 m² Sofitel hotel is part of a multifunction complex which includes 20 000 m² of offices.


Belgian interest this year revolves around the second edition of the ‘Surreal Estate’ concept, housed in the special ‘Belgium Pavilion’ with its designated entrance on the Croisette. All three regions are together with no individual stands- common exhibition space within one of the Regions’ zones. A wide range of conferences and presentations has once again been organised. Mipim is also the occasion to show the world how innovative and competent our architects, developers and engineers are, whether in the private domain, the public domain or more and more frequently, through audacious and ambitious publicprivate partnerships. There is also Belgian interest at the Mipim Awards once again. On Thursday evening we will know whether the real estate projects of citydev Brussels (Newton SME Park), the city of Ghent (urban redevelopment) or Assar architects (AGC Technovation Centre) has walked away with one of the prestigious awards. On top of all this, we are able to highlight a most welcome return this year – the city of Antwerp. It will be present in the Belgian Pavilion with 9 other cities. This presence is important for two reasons: firstly, Antwerp expects to see its population grow by 70-100,000 inhabitants over the coming years: secondly, dozens and dozens of other ‘non-capital’ European cities have a presence every year, direct competitors of Antwerp when it comes to attracting inward investment.

To cite just a few – Manchester, Bordeaux, Munich, Grenoble, Barcelona… Antwerp, and indeed the whole of Flanders, is of an interesting size for inward investors – large enough to make it worthwhile, and small enough to be manageable. One of Antwerp’s major current projects – Striga 2 – reflects Antwerp’s desire to be a modern city in terms of its architecture and planning: a new complex focusing on verticality and alongside the river which is of course one of Antwerp’s major assets. The qualities of Striga 2 which have persuaded us to put it on the cover of this edition, also includes its diverse range of residential accommodation (a market trend) including care and rest homes, its excellent energy efficiency and its multigenerational character. Discover Striga and a whole host of other major developments projects in Belgium in this special Mipim edition of the ‘Belgium Real Estate Showcase’… the interest of investors cannot fail to be aroused! Hope to see you in Belgium in the not too distant future… To summarise, Belgium is out in force again in Cannes and can expect to repeat the success story of last year, Mipim is getting bigger and stronger… More news to follow this week on Tim Harrup Final Editor Pro-RealEstate Media

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MIDI STATION DISTRICT Master plan for a living station > Location : Brussels south Avenue Fonsy, Place Victor Horta, rue de France, Rue Ernest Blerot > Function : housing, offices, retail > Developer : City of Brussels > Architects : AUC (FR)| PORTZAMPARC (FR) I JASPERS- EYERS

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NATO An architectural gem for the new NATO headquarters > Location : Brussels periphery > Evere > Function : offices > Developer : NATO > Architects : SOM (UK) I ASSAR ARCHITECTS > Engineering : VK

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NEWTON PARK Colorful semi-industrial park for SME’s nominated for the 2015 MIPIM Awards in the ‘Best industrial & Logistics development’ category > Location : Brussels south > Anderlecht > Boulevard Paepsem > Function : semi-industrial > Developer : CITYDEV.BRUSSELS > Architects : DDS & PARTNERS I B.A.E.B > Engineering : VK I CES

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BNP PARIBAS FORTIS Flagship headquarter for a stronger presence and visibility in the heart of Europe > Location : Brussels CBD > Rue Montagne du Parc, rue marchĂŠ au bois > Function : offices > Developer : BNP PARIBAS FORTIS > Architects : BE BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE (AU) I STYFHALS & PARTNERS > Engineering : TPF I M&R Engineering I Gamaco I Jan Van Aelst

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NEO & EUROPEA Flagship urban regeneration project for Brussels city > Location : Brussels north > Heyzel Plateau > Functions : housing, retail, leisure, offices, conference centre, hotel, sports facilities > Developer : CITY OF BRUSSELS I Consortium UNIBAIL-RODAMCO / CFE / BESIX > Architects : KCAP (masterplan) I ART & BUILD I JEAN-PAUL VIGUIER

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LE MONNOYER Zero Energy and environmental friendly building > Location : Brussels north > Canal zone > Quai Le Monnoyer > Function : offices > Owner : ELIA > Architect : ARCHITECTES ASSOCIÉS

Marc Detiffe

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THE MINT Rejuvanation of the former Anspach Galeries > Location : Brussels city centre > Function : retail > Developer : AG REAL ESTATE > Architects : DDS & PARTNERS I A2M > Real estate brokers : CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD I ALLTEN

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BLACK PEARL An architectural break away from the traditional ‘concrete blocks’ of Brussels European district > Location : Brussels european district > Rue Montoyer 15 > Function : offices > Developer : IMMOBEL > Architect : ART & BUILD > Engineering : VK > Real estate brokers : JLL I CBRE

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C DE LIGNE Offices in a prime location on the site of the former State Administrative Center > Location : Brussels CBD > Rue de Ligne > Function : offices > Developer : RAC 2 (BREEVAST / IMMOBEL) > Architects : JASPERS > Engineering : VK I TPF I TECHNUM

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EUROPA Remarkable architecture for the new Council of Europe > Location : Brussels european district > Rue de la Loi 155 > Function : offices > Developer : BELGIAN BUILDINGS AGENCY > Architects : PHILIPPE SAMYN & PARTNERS I STUDIO VALLE PROGETTAZIONI I BURO HAPPOLD LIMITED ENGINEERS

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THE ONE A unique project within the ‘Projet Urbain Loi’ masterplan > Location : Brussels european district > Rue de la Loi & Chaussée d’Etterbeek > Function: housing, offices, hotel, retail > Developer : ATENOR > Architects : BURO II & ARCHI+I

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PORT OF BRUSSELS & TIR Smart logistics and urban farming for a sustainable city > Location : Brussels north > Canal zone > Avenue du Port > Function : semi-industrial, logistics, farming > Developer : PORT OF BRUSSELS I CITYDEV.BRUSSELS > Architect : ADE (competition for the masterplan & urban farm)

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SILVER TOWER A yet iconic offices tower to contribute to its district extensive regeneration programme > Location : Brussels north > Place Saint Lazare > Function : offices > Developer : AG REAL ESTATE > Architects : ACCARAIN-BOUILLOT I ATELIER D’ARCHITECTURE DE GENVAL > Real estate brokers : JLL I CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

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TOUR & TAXIS Exemplary development and rehabilitation of a former industrial zone with inheritage buildings > Location : Brussels North > Canal zone > Avenue du Port > Functions : offices, retail, exhibition halls, housing > Developer : PROJECT T&T > Architects : ARCHI 2000 (masterplan) I CEPEZED I NEUTELINGS RIEDIJK

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CHAMBON New life for a major historical building > Location : Brussels city centre Rue fossé aux loups, rue d’argent, rue des boîteux > Functions : housing, offices, hotel, retail > Developer : ALLFIN > Architects : JASPERS-EYERS I A2RC > Real estate brokers : JLL I CBRE

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REALEX TOWER A new benchmark in space and energy efficiency in line with the latest EC objectives for sustainability > Location : Brussels european district > Rue de la Loi 101 > Function : housing, offices, conference centre > Developer : LEASELEX > Architect : ASSAR > Engineering : GREISCH I FELTGEN

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REGENT PARK Efficient workspaces in a prime location, less than 100 metres from the Belgian parliament > Location : Brussels CBD > corner of Boulevard du RĂŠgent & Rue de la Loi > Function : offices > Developer : CIMMOREGENT > Architect : ARCHI 2000 > Real estate broker : CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

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CITY DOCKS Rehabilitation of a former industrial site integrated in brussels masterplan for the canal zone > Location : Brussels south > Anderlecht Boulevard Industriel & Canal de Willebroek > Functions : housing, rest and care home, retail, offices > Developer : ATENOR

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BELLIARD 40 An innovative office building on the rise > Location : Brussels european district > Rue Belliard 40 > Function : offices > Developer : COFINIMMO > Architect : ART & BUILD

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THE COND’OR RESIDENCE Upper-scale apartments contribute to the rejuvenation of a retail prime location > Location : Brussels city centre > Avenue de la Toison d’or > Function : housing > Developer : CHANTIER SA > Architect : JASPERS-EYERS

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UPLACE Green light for the 3rd new shopping and leisure mall to be built in the north of Brussels > Location : Machelen > Functions : retail, leisure, offices > Developer : UPLACE > Architects : BENOY I JASPERS-EYERS

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TREURENBERG Office building designed to reach the highest performance in energy efficiency > Location : Brussels CBD, Corner of rue Treurenberg and Place de Louvain > Function : offices > Developer : AXA Belgium > Architect : ASSAR > Real estate broker : JLL

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TIVOLI SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD An exemplary eco-district with housing mixed with an incubator for companies and production workshops > Location : Brussels north > Canal zone Rue Lefèbvre, rue Tivoli, rue de Molenbeek > Functions : housing, offices, production workshops > Developer : CITYDEV.BRUSSELS > Architects : ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES

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GATEWAY The offices to be built for Deloitte enterprise in Brussels Airport will be their gateway to Europe > Location : Zaventem Airport > Functions : offices > Developer : BEFIMM0 ( formely IMMOBEL with CODIC) > Architect : JASPERS-EYERS

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DOCKS BRUXSEL The first new shopping complex to emerge from the ground in Brussels since 25 years > Location : Brussels north > Pont Van praet, quai des usines > Functions : retail, leisure, housing > Developer : EQUILIS > Architect : ART & BUILD

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KROOK & BRAVOKA Ghent’s project for future-proofing the city centre is nominated for the 2015 MIPIM Awards in the ‘Best urban regeneration’ category. > Location : Ghent city centre > Functions : library, exhibition centre, preservation inheritage buildings > Public authorities : GHENT CITY I AG SOB I PROVINCIE OOST-VLAANDEREN > Architects : ARANDA PIGEM VIALTA I COUSSÉE & GORIS > Engineering : VK

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EILANDJE-WESTKAAI Westkaai opts for variation > Location : Antwerp north > Eilandje > Kattendijkdok > Function : housing > Developer : various > Architects : MICHEL DESVIGNE I DIENER & DIENER (CH) I DAVID CHIPPERFIELD (UK) I TONY FRETTON (UK)

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KIEVIT II Attractiveness of the proximity of Antwerp central station for new mixed-use real estate developments > Location : Antwerp centre > Plantijn en Moretiuslei, Van Immerseelstraat > Function : housing, office > Developers : KAIROS I L.I.F.E Group > Architects : STÉPHANE BEEL I JASPERS-EYERS > Real estate brokers : JLL I HUGO CEUSTERS

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VIRGINIE LOVELING Exemplary Public Private Partnership for the construction of the largest administration center of the Flemish authorities (VAC) to host 1.500 civil servants in the vicinity of Ghent’s main train station > Location : Ghent > Sint Pieters station > Function : offices > Developer : PPP & DBFM > EUROSTATION I KAIROS I FLEMISH AGENCY FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT > Architects : POPONCINI & LOOTENS > Engineering : INGENIUM

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OUDE DOKKEN Rehabilitation of the Schipperkaai on the way > Location : Ghent > Function : housing, schools, crèche, sports facilities > Developer : SOGENT

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POST X Major renewal project in a prime location in regards with multimodal mobility > Location : Antwerp > Berchem > Functions : offices, education, hotel and services > Developer : IRET DEVELOPMENT > Architects : STÉPHANE BEEL I JASPERS-EYERS

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ZNA Public-private partnership to build and finance a state-of-the-art hospital with a public ‘care boulevard’ > Location : Antwerp > ‘Eilandje > Spoor noord > Functions : hospital, retail > Developer : Public-Private Partnership > KAIROS I CEGELEC > Architects : ROBBRECHT & DAEM I VK STUDIO

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WATERVIEW A smart solution to the growing need for modern student accommodation > Location : Leuven > ‘Vaartkom’ > Engels Plein > Function : housing, retail, parking complex > Developer : GHELAMCO | LEUVEN CITY > Architects : JASPERS-EYERS

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STRIGA I Forward-looking interpretation of a typical Belgian residence > Location : Antwerp Nieuw Zuid > Function : housing > Developer : Stadsontwikkeling Antwerpen Zuid (SAZ) > Architects : KCAP ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS I EVR-ARCHITECTEN

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STRIGA II Vertical city living > Location : Antwerp Nieuw Zuid > Function : housing > Developer : Stadsontwikkeling Antwerpen Zuid (SAZ) > Architects : BRUT Architecture & Urban Design I C.F. Møller Architects (DK) > Engineering : CES I ESTABLIS

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AP UNIVERSITY COLLEGE An architectural and intellectual gem for Spoor Noord > Location : Antwerp > Spoor Noord Noorderlaan viaduct & Ellermanstraat > Function : education > Developer : AP UNIVERSITY COLLEGE > Architects : POPONCINI & LOOTENS I JASPERS-EYERS

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EILANDJE-CADIZ Mixed use development for this old docks area > Location : Antwerp north > Eilandje > Kattendijkdok > Oostkaai > Function : housing, offices, retail care centre > Developer : CORES DEVELOPMENT > Architects : POPONCINI & LOOTENS I META

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HAVENHUIS (PORT HOUSE) A symbolic diamond, eye-catcher for Antwerp’s port administration head office > Location : Antwerp > Eilandje > Kattendijkdok corner of Mexicostraart & Siberiastraat > Function : offices > Developer : Antwerp city > Architect : ZAHA HADID > Engineering : INGENIUM

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TETRIS BUSINESS PARK Build-to-suit offices to offer maximum flexibility > Location : Ghent > site The Loop > Function : offices > Developer : BANIMMO > Architects : ARCH AND TECO ARCHITECTUUR

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BLUE GATE ANTWERP Ecology as a mainspring for the future of this former industrial petroleum zone > Location : Antwerp south > Functions : industry, research center, smart logistics > Developer : BLUE GATE ANTWERP NV > Structural partners: Waterwegen & Zeekanaal, PMV, AG Vespa, Actieve Stad/Werk en Economie, Efro

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RIVE GAUCHE Major retail complex for the regeneration of Charleroi city center > Location : Charleroi > Ville basse > Place Albert 1er, Boulevard Joseph Tirou > Functions : retail, hotel, housing > Developer : SAINT LAMBERT PROMOTION > Architect : DDS & PARTNERS

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AGC TECHNOVATION CENTRE A futuristic and innovative research center nominated for the 2015 MIPIM Awards in the ‘Best industrial & Logistics development’ category > Location : Gosselies > Functions : offices, research & development centre > Owner : AGC GLASS EUROPE > Architect : ASSAR

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JARDINS DE COURBEVOIE Major mixed use residential project for both students and families > Location : Louvain-la-Neuve > Boulevard de Wallonie > Functions : housing, retail > Developers : BESIX RED I THOMAS & PIRON BĂ‚TIMENTS > Architect : SYNTAXE

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CRISTAL PARK New life for the former Cristalleries du Val-Saint-Lambert > Location : Liège > Functions : retail, leisure, offices, hotel > Developer : IMMOVAL

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MONS STATION DISTRICT A magnificent station on the rise with the new congress center as architectural gem > Location : Mons > Functions : congress center, retail, offices, housing, hotel > Developers : EUROGARE I MONS CITY I ATENOR > Architects : SANTIAGO CALATRAVA I DANIEL LIBESKIND

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PORT DU BON DIEU Magnificent residential complex on the Meuse banks > Location : Namur > Avenue Albert 1er > Function : housing > Developer : ATENOR > Architects : ATELIER DE L’ARBRE D’OR | MONTOIS PARTNERS ARCHITECTS

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ELYGE Office building to become soon a landmark at the entry of Liège > Location : Liège > Place du Cadran > Function : offices > Developer : GROUPE BUELENS (Lyge Invest SA) > Architect : ART & BUILD

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LA SUCRERIE Rehabilitation of a former industrial site into a lively new residential district > Location : Ath > Functions : housing, retail > Developer : ATENOR > Architect : DDS & PARTNERS

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LA STRADA New district well connected to emerge on a former famous industrial site > Location : La Louvière > Functions : retail, housing, offices > Developer : Whilhelm & Co

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TRILOGIPORT Intermodality in major key > Location : Hermalle-sous-Argenteau (Liege) > Function : logistics > Developers : GIE between Liège Autonomous Port, the Port of Antwerp and the SPI

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VAL BENOIT Rehabilitation of the former university site > Location : Liège > Seraing > Functions : offices, semi-industrial, housing > Developers : CFE MOURY > Architect : BAUMANS-DEFFET

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