Urban Development

A large number of challenges,  social, ecological, climate, mobility and energy, to name but a few, have an impact on our environment. .

Therefore, the design for a public area should evolve on the basis of a clear vision of the city and the public area. At Tractebel we are devising a vision which can have a significant impact on these projects. We firmly believe that a public area benefits from a multi-level approach where different indicators are deployed at the same time: different scale levels, different materials, old versus new, landscape versus various locations etc.

Sustainability plays an important role in our urban designs and  acts as a quality driver. At Tractebel we think that sustainable town-planning relates to four quality aspects: “the quality of the planning process”, “spatial quality”, “socio-economic quality” and “environmental quality”, whereby all these four qualities need to be in harmony.

 

References Urban Development

Feasibility study for heating networks

The feasibility study examined both the technical and financial feasibility of constructing a heating network in Ostend (30 MW) and expanding the existing heating network in Bruges (10 MW). Both subcontracts...

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Wellness Village at Ottignies, Domaine d…

Development of a 30,000m² "WellnessVillage" aimed primarily at the elderly. The site includes a retirement and care home with 120 beds, 30 of which are reserved for dementia patients and...

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"Alzette Belval" Eco-city in A…

Construction (positive energy clusters) and, in a second stage, mobility The first stage consists of a feasibility study for the construction of positive energy clusters based on a general neutral energy...

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Saint Piat Quarter in Tournai

The project consists of the construction of 12 buildings on 5 sites in the Saint-Piat quarter of Tournai. The programme provides for the creation of 11,400 m² of floor space: •...

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Competition for the Gasmeterlaan brownfi…

Sustainable energy-efficient urban development in the Gasmeterlaan district of Ghent. 

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Mobility plan for the Plateau de Saclay…

Etablissement Public Paris Saclay (EPPS) wants to create a world-class scientific and technology cluster at Plateau de Saclay, to the south of Paris, also known as Europe’s “Silicon Valley”. Particular...

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Social infrastructure in Linkeroever (An…

Tractebel embarked on the IGLO (InterGenerationeel LinkerOever) project in Antwerp. The aim of the IGLO project was to revamp the Europark high-rise district by creating a social infrastructure. The plan...

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Green residential area in Aarschot (Belg…

Tractebel is responsible for devising the master plan as part of preparing a spatial implementation plan.

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Urban plateau in Turnhout (Belgium)

Tractebel was commissioned by the city of Turnhout, in collaboration with Office Jersten Geers David Van Severen, to devise an “Urban Plateau” master plan for the open area lying between...

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Dauphinot eco-district in Reims (France)

The Dauphinot eco-district is located to the north-east of Reims. This eco-district featured among the prize-winners in the Eco-Quartiers competition held in 2009, in recognition of its energy efficiency, use...

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Support for the “Urban Policy” Team

Tractebel provided support to the “Urban Policy” Team in their task of monitoring city contracts and the urban renewal contracts between the Flanders Government and the cities.

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New sports complex in Tongeren (Belgium)

With the aim of offering its citizens more opportunities to participate in sport and being able to organise top sporting events, the city of Tongeren decided to build a multi-purpose...

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Revamping the Place de la Monnaie in Bru…

In 2006 the city of Brussels held a competition aimed at redesigning the Place de la Monnaie and its surrounding area (rue de la Reine, rue des Princes and rue Léopold). Tractebel’s...

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CO2-neutral urban development in the mix…

The aim of this feasibility study is to achieve a CO2-neutral urban development of more than 350 ha. The zone comprises 30% industrial area, 30% commercial area and 40% residential...

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