News Archive

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  • Convincing the Public to Use Public Transport

    Convincing the Public to Use Public Transport

    The Brussels public transport service, STIB/MIVB, is carrying out an ambitious public awareness-raising campaign across the Brussels Capital Region to try and convince drivers to opt for the city's …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Last Module Goes In

    BELARE 2007-2008: Last Module Goes In

    We just lived a historical moment here in Brussels, as we received a phone call from Utsteinen base camp. Alain Hubert phoned to say that the last exterior module was …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Flooring Goes On

    BELARE 2007-2008: Flooring Goes On

    The building team spent just 5 days building the station's floor. That's roughly 500 m² of pine wood resting upon the metal struts. This rigid progress puts the building team a …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: The Floor Goes In

    BELARE 2007-2008: The Floor Goes In

    It is snowing lightly, the sky is overcast, but the sun still pierces through the clouds. A fresh breeze rises now and then upon the Utsteinen ridge, cooling any extremity …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Reaching for the Sky

    BELARE 2007-2008: Reaching for the Sky

    Building on site continues, no matter what the weather is like. When one activity slows down, another one picks up speed. There are always more than 20 people working up on …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Cold Winds, Chilly Tents

    BELARE 2007-2008: Cold Winds, Chilly Tents

    Since the metal struts have been mounted on the Utsteinen ridge, work on the station has been advancing fast. Neither the weather nor the hard physical work has slowed the …