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.