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Atelier M Architects+Planners bv. cvba has grown out of the Architectenbureau Jan Maenhout, founded in 1984. Together with a team of architects and urbanists that grew over the years a broad range of disciplines, survey and investigation are daily practice. With a multidisciplinary team of young designers supported by experienced architects there is a permanent search for interpretation of the urban context for urban planning and architectural projects in a broad range of scale. In all projects there is a dialogue with the environment. The character of the office doesn’t lie in the nature or size of the assignment, but in the spatial approach and the specific urban and architectural solutions for problems. A portfolio with a diverse range of projects with different scale, context and complexity is filled with collective and social housing projects, family housing, schools, healthcare projects, …. whom enlarge the look at society. Architectural projects influence the urban planning projects and visa versa. The exponentially expanding complexity of the architectural profession necessitates the creation of sustainable ways of cooperation by bundling divers experiences and specializations to enrich the building practice and the team as a whole. For each assignment, the aim is an optimal and contemporary spatial concept. With a professional approach, functionality and feasibility with architectural renewal and special quality in a contemporary and sober design is linked with maintained attention to detailing, sustainability and usability. Sustainability is one of the main concerns of Atelier M Architects+Planners bv. cvba in urban planning of ecological quarters even and in the range of passive- low energy and almost zero energy buildings we study.