Based in Antwerp, SVR-ARCHITECTS is one of Belgium’s leading inter- national architectural firms, with 35 professionals working across a range of projects requiring highly specialised technical expertise and creative power. Ever since founder Jef Van Ranst won a competition to build the Antwerp University Medical Hospital in 1970, healthcare has been one of the four sectors comprising the backbone of the company’s portfolio, together with their innovative work in laboratories, offices and housing. Van Ranst hired technical specialists from the United States to help him build the hospital, which at the time was a revolutionary approach.