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Inclusive Cities and Communities


BLUE GATE ANTWERP  Antwerp  – Belgium

Bopro and Dec (DEME) joined the public-private partnership (PPP) converting the last urban wasteland at the southern edge of Antwerp into a top location for eco-innovation. Blue Gate Antwerp is a brownfield site located along the River Scheldt being redeveloped into a high-quality and water-bound corporate zone. The wasteland of 63 ha is located between the new Antwerp Court and the Hobokense Polder, close to Antwerp South.

On the historically highly polluted area various types of pollution will be eliminated, such as mineral oils, PAK’s and heavy metals.  DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC), a subsidiary of DEME, is currently remediating the soil. Dredging International (DI), another DEME subsidiary, soon will start the works on the infrastructure for the new corporate zone.

In parallel with the remediation and infrastructure works, Bopro will start the sustainability direction and the marketing of Blue Gate Antwerp.

Peter Garré, Chief Executive Officer of Bopro says: “For Bopro Blue Gate Antwerp is a priority dossier as it fits into our vision of sustainable entrepreneurship in the construction and property sector. We are looking for companies who see the ambitions of energy efficiency, mobility and the cradle-to-cradle approach as a supplement to the realisation of their own business strategy and as something that can lead to growth and CO2 neutral economic activity.”

Bopro believes that the site’s location and the sustainable and innovative approach, will lead to Blue Gate Antwerp becoming an example of thé industrial estate of the future. The first buildings are realised. Find out more here.


TRIANGO Paris  – France

We have been selected to develop a new business district at the Triangle de Gonesse near Paris. The project is situated in between the aiport of Charles de Gaulle and le Bourget. This project is about a construction of 167.100 m² of local tertiary and 10,000 m² of innovative urban agriculture structures. Bopro wants to realise a joint, scalable and sustainable project. Circular economy is at the heart of this development strategy.

Bopro opted for a very ambitious approach about the environment, sustainability and the connection to the territory. We are convinced that the paradigm shift in our report is essential and that it is impossible to achieve the ultimate result without a concerted approach and a support throughout the life cycle of the project.

We offer new solutions, a new approach. To achieve this development and to propulse the economic engine for the long term, we believe that we must invest more in pre-development, development of innovations, in the circular economy and in dialogue and create a strong community.


DE STIP Gent – Belgium

DE STIP is an ambitious new eco-residential area for +/-300 families in Gentbrugge (near Ghent).

A sustainable neighborhood that endorses the 2030 and 2050 targets as well as the Global Goals of the United Nations
This project of 5 hectares focusses on durability but this choice does not harm the quality of life of the area. Social sustainability is essential for a successful urban development. The neighbourhood encourages spontaneous meetings and is generation friendly designed with different typologies for various residents.
Ecologically, the district is aiming for a minimal impact. CO2 emissions will be minimized, purified water is used wherever possible, sustainable transport is facilitated and encouraged, biodiversity is protected and improved and flood safety building is apparent in this future-proof area.

Gantoise eco-district, a neighbourhood of the future.

The ambitions are:

  • A development designed by the developers, the designers, the city and its inhabitants assisted by experts through an interactive consultationprocess serving as a model for urban development in Gent for the 21st century.
  • A residential area with a wide range of stacked and single-family units suitable for all generations with space for community features and local economy within a competitive price.
  • A site that refers to the rich sporting heritage of the area.
  • A child friendly area.
  • A green neighbourhood with an ecological added value and with a central public park space that can be used by residents as well as adjacent neighborhoods.
  • A pedestrian area that focusses on walking, cycling and public transport. The limited car parking is mainly situated underground.
  • A neighbourhood that deals in an efficient and smart way  with natural raw materials and limites its impact on the environment to a maximum.
  • The buildings reduce the energy consumption by means of a passive heat demand. The remaining energy is locally generated and buffered to obtain a CO2-neutral area for regulated and non-regulated (household) consumption.
  • Drinking water consumption is limited to a maximum by optimalising the use of rainwater and purified greywater.
  • The whole district is flood safety designed so that an abundant rainfall of 1 in 100 year can be buffered on site.