TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw is a Ghent (B) based practice established in 2011 by Bram Aerts and Carolien Pasmans. We are a group of talented and highly motivated architects and urban planners. In a short period of time, the office has built up a strong reputation at the forfront of a much acclaimed generation of Flemish design practices.
Major competition wins include the Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound in Brussels, the Cultural Center Ensemble in Ghent, the mixed use Dockside tower in Brussels and the Leietheater near Ghent that recently opened to the public. The office is working on large scale masterplans in the cities of Ghent, Eeklo, Turnhout, Hasselt and Pelt. Together with Carmody Groarke and RE-ST the office was selected as the winner of the international design competition for the Design Museum Ghent.
Bram and Carolien are committed educators at the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Antwerp and at the Rotterdamse Academie voor Bouwkunst. They both lecture internationally on architecture and urbanism.
TRANS was shortlisted for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2019, laureat for the Architecture Prize Flemish Brabant 2015 and 2017, the Belgian Buildings Awards 2019, the Real Estate Awards 2019, BigMat awards 2019. In 2019 TRANS was also selected as a finalist for the Jo Crepain Awards for most innovative practice in Flanders.
The work of TRANS is published internationally. In 2018, a first monograph on the work of the practice was published by the renowned publishers nai | 010.