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The aesthetic and practical design of a road will impact the entire area. Depending on the location it can be given a modern, friendly, simple or historical character. Factors such as safety, mobility, lighting and sustainability play a key role.
Macobo designs all kinds of roads. We refurbish and make safer for all users, not only regional highways but also city and village streets. Each design is produced to suit the specific needs and circumstances.
In its design, Macobo uses digital 3D modelling which allows us to incorporate in the process all the various engineering projects in the same area. The design software Civil 3D and InfraWorks is used for that purpose. In fact, once calculated, we create a 3D virtual model of our roads before we actually build them. This enables us to shorten the construction period and avoid execution errors which, in turn, leads to a higher construction quality and better prices. For optimal cooperation with public authorities, we also employ the recognised 3P software for public works.
Hooyberghs, a subsidiary of B&R Bouwgroep, is building 84 social housing units in Aarschot. The project consists of a mix of apartments and homes and is called Ter Heide because of its location. The construction will take place in two phases and came about based on a CBO procedure, an initiative of VMSW aimed at the creation of social housing by project developers.
2DVW Architects is responsible for the design of the buildings and Macobo takes care of the studies on stability, techniques, EPB reporting, and safety coordination. The design of the environmental planning with associated road connections and sewers is also provided by Macobo.
Macobo has been contracted by developer Tervia’s bvba to design the infrastructure for the whole La Corbeille domain which will see the development of a combined SME, industrial and retail zone. The site (14 ha) of the former cannery is getting a contemporary look. The durable and practically maintenance-free design includes the roads, the parking and loading areas and green spaces. The sewerage and construction of an infiltration system based on water permeable paving and a buffer system (wadi) are part of the contract.Read more
Commissioned by the Municipality of Heers, AWV Limburg, Infrax and the City of Tongeren, Macobo designed a cycleway along the N743, which is part of the functional cycle network. The N743 starts from the N3 and is an interesting route for cyclists to and from the centre in the direction of Mechelen-Bovelingen and Rukkelingen-Loon. The safety of vulnerable road users and cycling tourists was also increased in the design.Read more
Macobo was contracted by the City of Borgloon, AWV Limburg and Aquafin to reconstruct the Sittardstraat and Guldenbodemlaan in accordance with the existing mobility plan. The two streets were developed as type 1 connecting roads whose main function is to connect at local and inter-local level. The road safety and quality of the experience of all road users and users of the surroundings were paramount in our design.Read more
The contract awarded by the Municipality of Putte involved giving the town square a sustainable role. The town hall, a school and a building accommodating the youth organisation are all situated nearby. Parking spaces and access had to be planned for these functions. The town square also had to be able to fulfil its function as a plaza for events and festivities. The town square is used by cyclists/pedestrians and cars as a shortcut to the Waverlei area. Because of this, a solution was offered that would ensure the safety of every road user.Read more
Macobo was contracted by Aquafin to examine the feasibility of disconnecting the existing sewage discharges and building a carrier drain. The City of Tongeren used this intervention to rehabilitate the existing village centres by renewing and beautifying the road infrastructure within the built-up area and by constructing paved footpaths and cycle tracks along the way. This project involved the complete refurbishment of the Neremsplein and dead ends branching out from it. The design aimed to restore and strengthen the square’s function, including a stop-and-rest area along the cycleway.Read more
Commissioned by VMSW (the Flemish Society for Social Housing) and in collaboration with architects’ firm Archiles, we are working on various designs: special systems, EPBD, structural engineering and landscaping. More specifically, the special systems analyses includes HVAC, plumbing, electrical wiring, lighting, renewable energies and heat loss calculation.Read more
The square had to become an active public space with an urban character. The geographic relief was restored and steps were developed in the natural slope to create an amphitheatre-like space. The amphitheatre was illuminated, using discreet LED lighting in each step and the necessary landscaping ensured the desired picture quality. The existing pavement around the amphitheatre was removed and replaced by natural paving, laid out in a diamond pattern.Read more
Macobo redesigned the Otterbeek district for VMSW (the Flemish Society for Social Housing). In addition to the design, we monitored the entire landscaping works: squares, car parks, green areas, sports fields, playgrounds and streets. It is a clearly defined district which comprises four different entities, each with its own structure. Our design took into account the fact that each entity has its own housing types.Read more
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