A new chapter. B-architecten and Ghent-based JUXTA join forces to form the new B-restoration pillar 'B-juxta'
B reinforces itself with a fourth division: with B-juxta, the fast-growing architectural office now puts itself on the map in the area of restoration as well – and this after exactly 25 years of existence.
B-juxta evolved from the Ghent-based JUXTA, which has its roots in Architectenbureau Van Acker – later Avapartners. Since its establishment in 1967, the office grew into an important player in Flanders in the field of restoration, renovation and reallocation of architectural heritage and continues to live on today as part of B.
With B-juxta also comes a third operating base: a stately townhouse in Ghent's so-called 'millionaires quarter' that exudes history but where, inside, we work on the future. As such, B operates today from Belgium's three university capitals: Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent.
B-architecten saw the light of day in 1997. After winning a design competition for the renovation of the Beursschouwburg in Brussels, the designers quickly became hot and happening in the architecture world, and have remained so to this day.
Ten years after the foundation of B-architecten, they launched B-bis architecten, an office that focuses on small architectural projects, residential interior design, offices and shops, scenographies for exhibitions and performing arts, temporary installations and furniture design.
In 2020, B-city was launched as a B-platform with the aim to shape and supervise complex urban projects. The core of its ambition is to work on large-scale projects that carry the potential of becoming new city districts.
B-architecten, B-bis, B-city and B-juxta today count more than 100 employees. We strive for sustainability in all our projects and take pride in our horizontal company structure, which transformed our office from a traditional top-down business model to an organisation that focuses on self-managing employees who are heavily involved in the decision-making.
Discover the existing B-juxta projects and the ones to come here.
Have a look behind the scenes of our office in Ghent.