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.
Erik Van Celst