By DMG Architectural
ANTWERP, Belgium — /PRNewswire/ —
Danny De Munter, a Belgian architect specialized in high-end interior design and restoration, and Wim Gyselinck, have been designated to build the new city palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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This is not their first architectural project in the Middle East. In the past Danny De Munter has delivered with great success a palace «pied dans l’eau» in Khobar together with Brussels architect Patrick van der Stricht. The duo has now been approached to open a local engineering office.
The Flemish approach, far away from the curls and ‘opera style’ often associated with Middle Eastern architecture, can be best described as a combination of ‘eco-neoromance’ and ‘eco-neomodernism’. This approach has proven to be fruitful, hence the new applications coming in from Beirut and Khatar.
Danny De Munter explains his success: «The underdog profile of our Belgian team cannot be underestimated: we work in a small team which results in a lower cost than our competitors; we work faster than them and think in a more pragmatic way. There are very few global players in this market that can work as versatile as we do and are specialized in as many fields as we are. «
About DMG Architectural Solutions
Danny De Munter and Wim Gyselinck work from their engineering office DMG Architectural Solutions in Antwerp. In the past, they have renovated the Coca-Cola building in New York, worked with Bombardier, designed with crystal manufacturer Baccarat and renovated and restored a Hausmanien complex in Paris. Also they have several references in Angola, South Africa, Switzerland and Spain.
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