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16 - 25 May 2012

“Europe in miniature.” This is how the Meuse-Rhine Euregio is often called. The reason is obvious: with three countries, three languages and five partner regions, this area forms the ideal test lab of Europe. Diverse in all its compactness. With one single goal: increasing the quality of life of its inhabitants and visitors, across the old European borders. The Meuse-Rhine Euregio has many geographic and tourist advantages. Yet there’s more — much more. There is the rich common cultural heritage. The location in the heart of European decision-making. The insatiable hunger for innovation. The immense scientific potential and the close cooperation between universities, colleges and the world of business. Add to this an impressive number of well-achieving companies and you know: the Euregio is, just like its people, always on the move!


The facts- Countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany - Belgian provinces of Limburg and Liège, the German-speaking Community and the Dutch region. Limburg and the German districts of Aachen, Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg- Languages: Dutch, French and German – Number of inhabitants: 3.7 million – Number of companies: 250,000 - Total surface area: 10,400 km²


The list is too long, yet the website cannot be detailed enough. The photos of Philippe van Gelooven are never dull because they always add something to the image of a building or interior.

Architect Alfredo De Gregorio calls it a “poetic image”: “the photographs Philippe takes affect me every time. In all simplicity he knows how to capture the soul of a project in one poetic image”. Not typical architectural photography, but a rendition, an image of the essence of a building.

Take a look at PHVG, Architectural Photography. A journey through “classic” architecture and an extensive view of current projects in Belgium, Japan and China and of course the Euregio.

    Crossing Borders: Europe’s test lab

    12 Star Gallery 
    The 12 Star Gallery is located at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU and shows work which celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity that is the hallmark of the European Union. The gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

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