Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  6500 m² Photographs Savonnerie Heymans / MDW ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSavonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture “COPY” Projects CopyApartments•Brussels, Belgiumcenter_img Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture Architects: MDW Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 31 Share Photographs:  Filip Dujardin On the 6,500m² site of a former soap factory less than half a mile from the Grand’Place, the social housing project creates a real “village” of 42 sustainable accommodations of different types including studios, 1 to 6-bedroom apartments, lofts, duplexes and Maisonettes. Although a 100% public housing scheme, thanks to the diversity of its program the Savonnerie Heymans provides a variety of spaces echoing the diversity of the people living in the very heart of Brussels. Glass-enclosed bioclimatic loggias characterise the entire complex, providing an effective acoustical and thermal barrier but also providing a sense of privacy.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornConsidering Brussels’ rapid growth in population, the scheme features high density accommodations equipped with amenities such as a room for social meetings and events, a public Ludothèque (game library) and extensive public space: the “Mini-forest” garden, the 3D landscaped park and playground and the main promenade. All the existing valuable – but not listed – historic buildings and elements such as the chimney, the main 19th century house on the street and the postal relay were retained and integrated into the complex (the 40m high chimney, for example, was used as part of the underground garage ventilation system).Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe glass-enclosed bioclimatic loggias provide each housing unit with a state-of-the-art acoustical and thermal barrier requiring no expensive/complicated services to run and lowering considerably energy consumption. The Loft building has been treated one step further as thanks to super-tight insulation, the building is now considerate “Passive” and requires less than 15 Kw per square metre per year to heat. Located on the site of a former soap factory, the decontaminated land now welcomes a high-density social housing complex that provides a series of private outdoor spaces allowing its occupants to interact easily with each other and creating a convivial, village-like atmosphere.Save this picture!The variety of buildings – new, renovated and refurbished – reflects the variety of accommodations offered in the Savonnerie Heymans project. The scheme was intentionally developed around the concepts of sustainable development and relies on low-serviced buildings. The glass-enclosed bioclimatic loggias provide each housing unit with a buffer acting as a state-of-the-art insulation tool lowering considerably energy consumption and protecting from the city centre noises. They also allow sharing the variety of arrangements of the semi outdoor space of each individual unit.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe Lofts is a passive building while the rest of the complex is low-energy rated. Beside the bioclimatic loggias, the scheme also features a collective heating system for the entire site (cogeneration), sanitary hot water heated by 60m² of solar panels, rainwater harvesting for toilets, maintenance and gardens and natural materials for insulation (hemp fibres, expanded cork etc.). Whenever possible, existing buildings and structures have been retained and reused.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessNantong Sports Center Winning Proposal / HennArticlesGlass Farm / MVRDVArticlesProject locationAddress:Bisschopsstraat 9, 1000 City of Brussels, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments CopyAbout this officeMDW ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasBrusselsHousing3D ModelingBelgiumPublished on March 27, 2012Cite: “Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture” 27 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Grambling opens museum to honor ‘Coach Rob’

first_imgGRAMBLING, La. (AP)—Grambling State’s permanent tribute to longtime football coach Eddie Robinson is ready to be unveiled. An 18,000-square-foot museum honoring the coach, who died in 2007, will open on the Grambling campus Saturday.The building will house many of the awards, plaques and honors Robinson received during his 57-year tenure. The museum also will showcase more than 200 players Robinson coached who went on to pro careers, including Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, who was Super Bowl MVP in 1988. “This all came out of a promise I made Rob before he died,” said Wilbert Ellis, who coached the Grambling baseball team for 43 years and was Robinson’s longtime friend. “I told him we’d get this done, but sometime even I wondered how.”A number of dignitaries, including U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, as well as Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and new Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, will be on hand for the official opening.Robinson’s 408 career victories are second among coaches at any level.“You know,” Ellis said, “he walked with presidents and kings, but he was always a humble man. He always saw himself as a football coach and a proud American. I think this museum shows that.” GUEST SPEAKER —Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was the guest speaker at the dedication banquet Feb. 12. He also gave a few words at the ribbon-cutting Feb. 13. last_img read more

Budding Rumson Star Comes to the Basie

first_img“Alexandra does a fantastic job,” she said. “She’s a very talented young lady. She was so excited and eager to perform and she really nailed it.” By Mary Ann Bourbeau One of the leads in the national tour is Jill-Christine Wiley, who takes on the role of Maria von Trapp. The fourth grader at Rumson Country Day School auditioned for several shows this year and was excited to learn she was cast in “The Sound of Music,” which makes a stop at the Count Basie Center for the Arts for four performances Feb. 23 and 24. Her parents, Colin and Sarah, join her on occasion but with three other children – two of whom are also actors – their life is quite busy. Colin, 13, is the oldest and prefers sports over theater. Catherine, 11, was featured in the National Broadway tour of “A Christmas Story Musical.” Aubin, 8, performed with her sisters in a New York City Kids of the Arts production of “High School Musical.” Set in 1938, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” is the story of a young woman in Austria who is sent to the home of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. The Academy Award-winning score includes many memorable songs, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’r y Mountain” and, of course, the title song. “It’s such a connecting piece of musical theater,” she said. “I was screaming,” she said. “I was so happy!” Showtimes are 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $45 to $79 and can be purchased at Alexandra is currently on a nationwide tour that includes more than 30 stops. A tutor and a nanny go along with her, but sometimes she gets a little homesick. Alexandra’s other credits include the off-Broadway productions of “Dance Divas” and “Legally Blonde” as well as a ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” She is a member of the NYC Tap Crew and the Project Dance competition team and hopes to continue on this career path. Wiley has nothing but praise for Alexandra, especially after seeing her pull off two different roles in one day. “I just want to do what I’m doing now and be an actor, and maybe be on the Disney Channel,” she said. “I’m really excited that the tour is coming to Red Bank. I hope everyone in school wants to come see it.”center_img “Jill is really fun to work with,” said Alexandra. “She’s nice and sweet and very good at the role. And she’s sort of a mother to all of us.” “It’s really fun when we all perform together,” said Alexandra. “I first watched ‘The Sound of Music’ in kindergarten,” she said. “When I saw the role of Maria, I was totally starstruck. My mother said I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. I knew right then I wanted to be on stage singing, acting and dancing.” After two years studying musical theater at Pace University, Wiley was offered a role in the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.” She is excited to now be following in the footsteps of Mary Martin and Julie Andrews, bringing “The Sound of Music” to a whole new generation. RED BANK – Alexandra Bradley is a swing performer in the national tour of “The Sound of Music.” As a swing, she performs two different roles in the ensemble, filling in whenever another actor is out. The 9-year-old Rumson resident plays Gretl and Marta von Trapp, which means she is responsible for learning the dialogue, songs, staging and choreography for both roles. “It can be challenging sometimes,” said Alexandra. “But the time I played two roles in one day, I was more excited than nervous.” A swing is one of the most difficult jobs in the theater. An actor never knows when he or she will go on, sometimes up until the show begins. Alexandra had the unique opportunity recently of performing both roles in the same day – Marta in the matinee performance and Gretl in the evening. “I miss my family, my bed and my stuffed animals,” she said. Alexandra Bradley of Rumson performs two different roles in the ensemble of “The Sound of Music” national tour. Alexandra is equally pleased to be working with Wiley, who plays the governess to all the von Trapp children. Arts and entertainment reporter Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] read more

Deadly Lithium ion battery warning

first_imgAUSTRALIAN authorities have renewed warnings about the dangers of carrying loose lithium ion batteries on aircraft after a passenger’s hand luggage caught fire in a plane at Sydney Airport.The Montreal based UN International Civil Aviation Organisation earlier this year banned shipments of lithium ion batteries on passenger aircraft due to worries that they are a fire risk and pending a new fire-resistant packaging standard.The move came after a 2015 report by aircraft manufacturers found firefighting systems on airlines would be unable to suppress or extinguish a fire involving significant quantities of lithium ion batteries.That danger was highlighted in a 2014 incident in Melbourne which saw undeclared lithium batteries packed into a passenger’s checked bag short-circuit and ignite a fire in an aircraft hold before passengers boarded the flight to Fiji.The latest incident involved a passenger on a Sunstate Airlines turboprop flight with several batteries in a cabin bag.Transport Minister Darren Chester said the battery caught fire while the plane was on the ground and the issue was resolved. “Whilst there was no damage to the aircraft, several passengers did report feeling ill. This incident serves as a warning to the dangers of carrying these batteries on flights,” Mr Chester said.“We are all reminded before boarding of potential items, including loose lithium ion batteries, that should not fly.’’“Most passengers would be aware of the more obvious hazardous items that should not board an airplane including flammable liquids, dangerous chemicals or compressed gases, but everyday items must also be considered before boarding including toiletries, aerosols and tools.’’Under most international regulations, spare lithium ion batteries CANNOT be carried in checked baggage under any circumstances but those under 100Wh —  the kinds used to power phones, laptops and cameras — can be carried in cabin baggage.Batteries bigger than this, such as those used in power tools, either need special permission from the airline or are banned completely, depending on their rating.The Civil Aviation Safety Authority recommends that spare batteries be kept in their original retail packaging to prevent short circuiting. Alternatively, passengers can tape over the battery’s terminals or place each battery separately in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.A CASA spokesman also highlighted a potential fire hazard from Lithium ion powered mobile phones being crushed in business class seats.The phones slip down into the seat, often when a passenger reclines the bed to sleep, and then are crushed when the traveller moves the seat while trying to find the device.The spokesman said passengers should not try to move the seat or retrieve the phone and needed to call cabin crew to assist them.According to Flight Safety Australia a new passenger safety video released by Air France addresses the issue of cabin fires, telling passengers not to recline or raise their seat if they lose their phone. The warning, shown at 3:20 minutes, comes after a spate of cabin fires caused by passengers’ phones, spare batteries and iPads being crushed after falling down the side of their seats.One incident on an Air France Boeing 777 resulted in French safety authorities recommending to the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to evaluate the fire risks associated with batteries in personal electronic devices (PEDs) said the safety magazineQantas is also now making an announcement to this effect as part of their safety briefings after a similar incident on a Qantas A380 to that on Air France.The Qantas announcement makes special mention about the dangers of moving ones seat to find the phone and instructs passengers to call a crew member.The airline also makes verbal announcements to warn passengers about the danger.last_img read more

Leading African researchers hunt down Ebola

first_imgFour months after the first case of Ebola was confirmed in Guinea, more than 1200 people have been infected across 3 West African countries. (Image: European Commission) • Professor Lucille Blumberg Deputy Director National Institute for Communicable Diseases +27-11-386-6337 [email protected] • Homegrown malaria test kit lauded • Officials tackle mystery disease • On the trail of polio viruses • Community workers save the day • Cape to Cairo trade agreement to open African borders Sulaiman PhilipResearchers say they have pinpointed the source of the latest Ebola outbreak. A bat bit a toddler from the village of Meliandoua in eastern Guinea. Within a week both the boy and his mother were dead, and the infection spread as mourners left the funeral to return home.A little over 1300 people have died from the Ebola virus since December 2013; more people die from malaria and tuberculosis, TB, annually, but hysteria has slowed attempts to contain and fight the outbreak. African countries have restricted travel and closed their borders as the virus has spread through the continent’s west and central areas.There is no effective pharmaceutical treatment for Ebola but western aid workers and doctors that have been infected have been shipped home in isolation chambers to be treated with experimental drugs. Some have proven effective, but would be prohibitively expensive to manufacture and dispense these as the patents are held by for-profit drug companies. Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from the surface of a Vero cell. (Image: NIAID)  Isolating EbolaSouth Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is at the forefront of publicly funded research. Professor Janusz Paweska, head of the Institute’s special pathogens department, believes the work his unit has been doing will help calm the continent.His unit made the link between migratory bats and the latest outbreak. The large bats, the size of chickens, are eaten by poorer people in rural areas and are known to be carriers of the virus, which is transmitted when people eat the infected meat.At the state-of-the-art research facility in Sandringham, Johannesburg, Paweska and his team – 11 post-doctoral and masters students from Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Congo – endure stringent safety measures to ensure that the virus does not escape the lab.Enclosed in plastic bio-hazard suits, each with its own oxygen supply, the researchers enter through a series of sealed doors before enduring a chemical shower to wash away foreign particles. Then only can they enter the animal room where they study bats brought back from rural Congo. “There are many groups who are trying [to find the virus]. This is one of the most hunted treasures in modern virology but no one has succeeded yet to isolate the virus from wildlife,” said Paweska.The virus is so deadly that teams entering the animal room are restricted to two researchers. The biggest problem for Paweska and his team is the question of transmittance. “We don’t know if it is excreted through urine or saliva and how is it transmitted between the bats. We believe that most outbreaks begin with people eating infected meat, but we don’t know for certain.” Treating EbolaZMapp is an experimental drug developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical, a San Diego-based pharmaceutical conglomerate. Though it is still in the testing phase, the drug has been approved for testing on humans by the World Health Organization (WHO). Tested on two American aid workers and three Liberian doctors it has proven to be the most effective treatment available. The Canadian government has donated a thousand doses of a Canadian-developed treatment to the WHO for use in Africa after Mapp announced that it had exhausted its supply of ZMapp.The search for an Ebola vaccine is not new. In 2003 Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), confirmed that the first phase of testing on human subjects had begun.The vaccine, developed three years prior and tested on primates, showed promise. That trial vaccine protected monkeys from lethal infection, and a variant was then developed for human testing. That variant, called a DNA vaccine, does not contain an active strain of the virus and is similar to the kind of vaccine then being developed to control diseases such as AIDS, influenza, malaria and hepatitis.The trial vaccine contains an inert strain of the virus that is designed to mislead the body into developing antibodies. The modified, inactive strain causes the body to develop a broad immune response to the infection. The vaccine is the first stage of a two-stage regimen called a prime boost. The DNA vaccine is the primer that boosts the body immune response, while a second inoculation sets the body up to react to future Ebola infections by creating proteins to fight infection.At the press briefing announcing the 2003 trials Fauci explained the reasons behind developing the vaccine: “Our accelerated effort to understand and combat Ebola infection is part of the NIAID commitment to its biodefense mission. An effective Ebola vaccine not only would provide a life-saving advance in countries where the disease occurs naturally, it also would provide a medical tool to discourage the use of Ebola virus as an agent of bioterrorism.”The first major Ebola outbreak took place in 1976 killing 431 people, including 12 aid workers, in Sudan and the DRC (then known as Zaire). No proven, effective treatment has been developed and the mortality rate remains at 90% for those infected.What has held back research is money. The giant pharmaceutical companies see no value in developing a cure for a drug that will be used rarely and only on small numbers of infected people. Investment in research will have to be done by teams from organisations like the NICD. This, aid groups and researchers believe, is the only realistic chance of developing a vaccine in the future.last_img read more

Grub Festival- all about food

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) After a successful debut last year, Grub Fest is back yet again hosting food lovers at two venues in the city and is gearing up to make its debut in Pune towards the end of this month.Grub Fest, a brainchild of passionate foodies like Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain, Chaitanya Mathur and Mani Singh is executing three festivals — with the first held at DLF CyberHub from March 3-5 with a new concept called the Grub Mile that offered a preview of the festival.The festival would head back to its base Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from March 18 to March 20 with an aim to showcase a bigger, tastier and entertaining festival in comparison to their first festival held last year in April.The festival would see the participation of best of restaurants, artists and chefs of the city with documentary screenings, talks by top food connoisseurs, cook offs for budding chefs, and an all new version of Grub Stories.The organisers aim to host food lovers, enthusiasts and connoisseurs of India and bring them together on one food, fun and entertainment filled platform.”We focus on showcasing new and upcoming cuisines, chefs and brands as well as give a chance to the foodies to savour the incomparable taste of Old Delhi. We aim to introduce new different concept within the festival,” Chaitanya Mathur, co-founder, Grub Fest said.”A Super Fight League (SFL), Asias largest Pro Mixed Martial Arts Promotion known for their Pro MMA fight nights across the globe will showcase at the Grub Fest Delhi providing a VIP experience from the world of Sports Entertainment,” Mathur said. (MORE) PTI RCB ANSadvertisementlast_img read more

VT League Finals Results

first_imgThe 2012/13 VT League series was a fantastic season and finals day was no exception. With Melbourne showing us the sunshine, family and friends swarmed the beachfront fields to watch the quarter final games get underway at 9.00am.The Mixed final was played at 2.30pm between Melbourne University Northern Blacks and the Melbourne City Lions; a 1-2 match up from the ladder. Both teams fought hard all game, with the Melbourne City Lions eventually being the victors 8-6.The Women’s final was next up at 3.30pm with reigning champions Melbourne City Lions taking on the Bayside Vipers. These two teams finished the season on an equal 34 points so this was another 1-2 match up and a game that was not to be missed. Lions came out firing scoring five touchdowns to one in the first half and had scored themselves a good buffer for the second half. With Leah Percy dropping in two touchdowns in the second half, the Lions proved too good, winning their fourth consecutive Women’s Championship title 8-4.The Men’s final was played at 4.30pm with the Western Dodgers trying to stop the Bayside Vipers from back-to-back premiership wins. The Vipers came through their semi-final comfortably defeating the Melbourne City Lions 8-5; whilst the Dodgers participated in a 25 touchdown shootout with the Melbourne University Northern Blacks. The Western Dodgers scored a touchdown in the last minute of the game and took the semi-final 13-12.The Western Dodgers played a great season of VT League with nine wins and went into the grand final confident that they could give the Vipers a run for their money. The Vipers were determined to be back-to-back premiers and shot out to a 4-1 lead in the first half. Derrick Cant proved why he was Player of the Final as he scored four of the Vipers’ seven touchdowns. Vipers secured their Men’s Championship title over the Dodgers with the final score 7-3.Mixed Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Melbourne University Northern Blacks 6Referees – Andrew Clough, Mitch McKenzie and Paul LassigPlayer of the Final – Keisuke YamadaWomen’s Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Bayside Vipers 4                      Referees – Cliff Winnett, Giancarlo Leung and Leigh BryantPlayer of the Final – Jessika GroeneveldMen’s Final Bayside Vipers 7 defeated Western Dodgers 3Referees – Sally Melzer, Matt Vernon and Cam NoblePlayer of the Final – Derrick CantClub Championship – Melbourne City LionsReferee Awards Rookie referee of the League – Paul LassigReferee of the League – Sally MelzerJim Speight Award – Referee of the Year – Giancarlo LeungClub Awards – Rookie of the Year Bayside Vipers Stephanie ReidChris WhiteCaseyKate ScheresJosh MeadsEastern Falcons Sue-Ellen GoddeTom TwentymanMelbourne City Lions Madeline WrightJarryn OsbourneMelbourne University Northern Blacks Katelyn BarryJames DaffWestern Dodgers Dawn Berryman-NathanTanetiki Takuira2013 Super Trans Tasman Recognition Awards Leah PercyMicheal LovettMelissa WoodwardKirsten FriendBrooke JamesJamie Te PaniaBen MoceiwaiDerrick CantHamish McLeanRelated LinksVT League Resultslast_img read more

Inuk man in Montreal hoping film festivals drop You Tube movie

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsAn Inuk man in Montreal is taking it upon himself to make festivals think twice about screening “Of the North.”It is being screened at acclaimed film festivals including the Museum of Moving Image in New York city where it appeared this weekend.But the documentary, made largely from You Tube videos, has been bombarded with criticism for the way it depicts Inuit [email protected]last_img

Quebecors cable subsidiary becomes partner in new Montreal comedy festival

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebecor Inc.’s cable subsidiary is becoming a partner of the new Montreal comedy festival that will be launched this summer.The director general of the Grand Montreal comedie fest, Diane Arseneau, said in a statement Monday that Videotron is an ambitious partner and that the agreement could open the door to other partnerships.The new festival was originally announced last November and was the idea of standup comedian Martin Petit. It will be held July 1-15.Monday’s announcement came three days after it was revealed that Quebecor had chosen to not exercise its right of first refusal in the sale of Just For Laughs.The comedy company is expected to now fall into the hands of ICM Partners, a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency that has reportedly signed an agreement in principle to buy the controlling shares of Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon.Rozon announced he would sell his majority stake in the company amid allegations last fall he sexually harassed and assaulted several women.He has denied the allegations and they have not been proven in courtCompanies in this story: (QBR.B)last_img read more