OMGEVING is an independent, multi-disciplinary group of landscape architects, engineers, architects, urban and regional planners, and experts in environmental planning based in Antwerp, Belgium. From a small office of three (in 1973) it evolved over the years into a large enterprise with 48 experts, working both for the public sector and the private sector.

In Flemish the word ‘OMGEVING’ stands for ‘surroundings’ and it

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Creating an Urban Splash

Dominic Lutyens


Architects of urban projects are increasingly in thrall to water, believing it benefits them in a number of ways — from the aesthetic to the psychological. In one sense, when reflected in water, buildings look larger and more imposing. Yet