architecture with High Environment Value, using nature as a means
of achieving this.
Over the past few years the idea of sustainable development has
become a permanent part of our thoughts, and now it has to become
reality through new approaches to architectural conception and construction.
Taking into account these environmental stakes both reinforces and
completes the approach which VIZZION Architects has been pursuing
for almost thirty years: constructing, with respect for the environment,
contemporary buildings which integrate into their city and its history.
Its approach responds to two objectives:
To provide users with access to buildings which are respectful of
nature and to respond to investors' concerns regarding the durability
of their assets.
The approach of VIZZION Architects is not merely qualitative,
therefore. It also forms part of a carefully thought out economic
It is based around three fundamental axes:
1) Integration into the environment
A sustainable product is only viable if it is well integrated into
the city, in the widest sense: historical aesthetic and social integration,
with a conception that respects the mixture of functions within
2) The materials
The architects of VIZZION Architects are very conscious of
their responsibility as selectors of materials and energy systems.
The projects pay special attention to the choice of construction
materials throughout their whole life-cycle, from manufacture to
Our choices favour materials which require the least amount of "grey"
- their extraction
- their transport
- their transformation
- their packaging and storage
- their elimination and recycling.
3) The preservation of natural resources
It is no longer a case of simply saving energy, but of putting technical
concepts to work which guarantee its efficient use and a consequential
reduction of consumption and emissions into the environment.
Our energy approach is based on the approach known as "TRIAS
- minimising the demand for operational energy
- optimising the use of renewable energy
- having recourse to low energy use techniques.
The management of
water is also taken into consideration and treated according to
its nature (drinking water, rain water, waste water) and according
to its planned use, in order to save this resource and reduce potential
Today, VIZZION Architects is proud to be numbered among those
Belgian players who are pushing the development of the necessary
tools for exercising the profession of constructors in the widest
sense, in a new and more responsible manner.