E16 Portraits - Eco-hub Raismes
La Porte du Hainaut (FR) - Runner-Up
Associates: Björn Bracke (BE), Joke Vande Maele (BE) – landscape architects
Contributor: Natan Van Loon (BE) – landscape architect
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"We started our project with an ecological vision for the larger region, building on the unique nature reserves that exist along the French-Belgian border. This concept for a ‘large European wildlife area’ informed the (design) interventions for the recreation area in Raismes. The project site becomes a new gateway for the region, implementing new concepts of ecological and sustainable tourism and recreation."