ALTIPLAN° architects was born with the millennium, but its roots are much deeper as its partners joined forces around Jean de Borman back in the 1980’s.
As a partnership the human values shared by the partners have always been a stronger tie than the promotion of egos. This philosophy has lead the practice to expand through mergers with several practices across time.
Continuity and renewal
This strategy of continuity and renewal has enabled the partnership to be in charge of major developments which now span several decades: the Tour & taxis site in Brussels, the Woluwe shopping Centre, Liège Airport, the Spintay development in Verviers. And also accompany the presence of such strong economic actors as Marks & Spencer.
The team spirit developed internally has also lead to major external partnerships producing excellent projects. We can here name and thank: Bureau d’Architecture Emile Verhaegen, Montois & Partners, Bureau d’Architecture Emmanuel Bouffioulx, ARJM, SUM, Jaspers & Eyers, BAG,… among many others.
In the 2000’s, several practices joined ALTIPLAN°
From the original de Borman, Gérard & Partners founded in 1984, several practices have joined our forces :
in 2000 joined Michel Marijnissen and its team,
in 2005 it was Charles-Albert van Hecke’s turn
and recently, in 2007, it was Jean-Paul Jamin and Acte 1, based in Liège, who brought a strong presence in the Waloon Region.
In 2016 the practice relies on 8 partners, located in Brussels (6) and Liège (2).
A continuous process of rejuvenating the partnership ensures continuity of the service and the constant questioning of our approach through new visions and updated focuses.
The history of ALTIPLAN°architects is also closely linked to pan European partnerships. The EAN Network currently combines the capacities of seven practices from St Petersburg to Madrid and from Rome to London.