Phase 1 of residence 'Theodoor' is completed (Barco site, Kortrijk)

The first phase of residence ‘Theodoor’, located in the centre of Kortrijk, is ready! Theodoor is part of ‘Park 1302’, a reconversion of an old industrial zone (Barco site) into a green and pleasant urban living environment. SumResearch developed a masterplan with a general vision of adaptation to the existing environment. This resulted in a mix of housing types within a green setting. SumProject is responsible for the architecture.

'Duurzaamheidsmeter Wijken', a tool for measuring sustainability of neighborhoods, is publis

The Flemish Government has published the 'Duurzaamheidsmeter Wijken'. The sustainability of neighborhoods can be measured with this tool. Themes such as water, energy, materials, waste, social aspects, cultural aspect, mobility, etc. are covered. Patrick Moyersoen, sustainability expert at Sum, made a significant contribution to this research. De Vlaamse overheid (departement Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie, departement Kanselarij en Bestuur) heeft vorige week de duurzaamheidsmeter wijken (DZM Wijken) gepubliceerd. De DZM Wijken wil professionals ondersteunen in het onderzoeken, ontwerpen en realiseren van duurzame (woon)wijken. In de DZM Wijken komen thema’s aan bod zoals water, energie, mat

Welcome to our new website!

Dear Friends of Sum, On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, we have the pleasure to announce some exciting news regarding our presence online. We recently launched our brand new website, and we have joined major social media networks, namely LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There are now various ways for you to explore our interdisciplinary thinking and research on architecture, urban design, urban planning and society. We would like to invite you to subscribe at our website and to follow us on social media, in order to get our latest news and updates, and keep in touch with Sum. Yours faithfully, SumProject+SumResearch Beste SumVrienden, Ter gelegenheid van onze 50ste verjaarda


In 1966, 4 people started a new challenge. Right from the start, the ambition of Jan Tanghe, Jacques Pêtre, Ignaas Deboutte and Willy Canfyn was to create an interdisciplinary group. ‘Groep Planning’ was born. A team of architects, urban planners and engineers worked together on numerous complex projects. By transcending the classic structure of a design agency, ‘Groep Planning’ developed a global vision about (urban) space. The interdisciplinary character was highlighted in 1995 with the integration of ‘Mens en Ruimte’. The team was extended with experts in the field of energy, environment, mobility, agri- and horticulture, sociology, economy, geography, planning, etc. Today, 50 years late

Sum @ Museum Night Fever 2016

On saturday, March 4th, the ninth edition of the Brussels Museum Night Fever will take place. Among the participants, there are several museums where Sum was and is active. Sum was responsible for the renovation of the old railway station of Schaerbeek and the design of the new adjacent Naional Railway Museum 'Train World'. At the Natural Sciences Museum, Sum was responsible for the restoration of the Janlet wing, which is best know for echibiting the Bernissart Iguanodons. For BOZAR/Palace of Fine Arts we developed a masterplan and were part of the major renovation between 2006 and 2011. With this renovation we aimed to bring back the spirit of Horta and the original philosophy. You can fin

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