E16 Portraits - Living Heritage

Aalst (BE) - Runner-up

Living Heritage

Associates: Marius Găman (RO), Romina Popescu (RO), Ana Maria Branea (RO) – architect urbanists

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"The project’s main idea is the weaving together of different strands of production, land uses, habitats - for people and animals in an ever-adapting tapestry centring the river Dender. Rejecting the classical urban planning approach of a single correct solution enforced by experts, we proposed a toolkit based approach to empower private owners to collaborate and adapt to an ever changing physical and economic context."