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Winners Renovation 2014

    Nominated projects 2014
    "Renovation project"

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    The prize in the « Renovation » category encourages recently completed exemplary green retrofit projects, situated in North-West Europe.


    Winning project 2014


    Architectuurbureau Lowette bvba
    "Renovation of an historical office building in Brussels"

    The renovation has greatly reduced the energy consumption of the building whilst at the same time preserving its historical character.

    Ecological materials were used and efforts were also undertaken to include water saving features in the renovation.


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    Second place 2014

    Architecture et Nature
    "Transformation of a mansion into cohousing"

    Renovation of a large Mosan style mansion  including art nouveau and art deco features that was half destroyed by fire. Based on ecological principles, the renovation has transformed the building into 8 cohousing flats.

    Cladding was undertaken ​​to hide the parts destroyed by fire and insulate the building. Inorder to increase living space, a floor was added on to an old flat roof.


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    Third place 2014

    Bureau Coupez et Associés Architectes sc sprl
    "Renovation of the mill of a former cistercian abbey in Gesves"

    The mill was retrofitted into housing, a medical surgery and holiday cottages.

    The heritage listed building is now equipped with solar panels, a pellet boiler and two systems of double-flow ventilation with heat recovery. Natural materials were favoured, such as wood, clay and plaster for the interior walls or lime mortar.


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