The City of Brussels is forecasting that its student population will increase by up to 10,000 by 2025, which explains the urgent need for student accommodation and the growth in this sector.

The real estate developer BPI, has chosen to use CLT for its Woodskot project, building 91 student housing units situated on Rue Camuesel in Brussels. BPI is partnering with the architectural firm ARTER for this development.


Fifty years after its opening, the Delhaize supermarket in Reet needed completely rebuilding. Delhaize says that the new-build along the A12 motorway will become the supermarket chain’s most modern shop, with the addition of a bakery and collection point.


To mark the 2007-2008 International Polar Year, the International Polar Foundation (a Belgian initiative) set up the Princess Elisabeth Research Centre. This futuristic building is supported by steel pillars which are firmly embedded in the rocky substrate. Because of the extreme climatic conditions at the South Pole, which can reach as low as -90° Celsius, extremely high standards were imposed on the building materials and techniques used.


Timber is a renewable material. When growing, trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. By using timber as a building material, the CO2 is sequestered in within the construction.


Laminated Timber Solutions has started constructing two apartment blocks in Charleroi within the scope of the development of an entirely eco-friendly neighbourhood that will comprise 600 housing units. Both five-storey buildings will be constructed from CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber). In addition to the CLT structure, Laminated Timber Solutions is also installing the wall insulation and the wooden façade exterior. The supporting structure is mounted at a rate of one storey a week.


Laminated Timber Solutions (then known as Korlam) has supplied the laminated timber and all the CLT to construct the tallest timber building in the Netherlands. Patch 22, consisting of housing and commercial units, is under construction in Amsterdam.

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