Av. de la Toison d'Or 72, Gulden-Vlieslaan, Brussels
Alive is a Brussels-based socio-spatial design agency that enables local actors to appropriate the city. Through an empathetic and collaborative approach, we aim to make public space more livable.
Our practice ranges from macro-scale urban strategies to micro-scale spatial interventions. In each project we implement a similar approach: we observe existing social and spatial situations, involve the local community and co-produce their everyday environment.
Founded in 2010, our team currently comprises architects, social designers and spatial designers that address the challenges of urban transformation in an interdisciplinary way.
Dr. Petra Pferdmenges founded the spatial agency Alive Architecture after practicing for five years in internationally recognized offices. She is passionate about innovative social urban transformations, focusing upon projects situated in Brussels. Petra teaches / taught in multiple universities in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Juliette Marchand studied Interior architecture and social innovation design at ESA St Luc Brussels. Her capacities are multi-purpose and she is passionate by projects with a social or ethical value. She is interested in creative thinking, lifelong learning, circular economy and new modes of co-design.
Paùlo Pery specialized in creating methodologies focused on collaboration and understanding. After living abroad for several years, he was trained in architecture, design, and their close correlations with cultures. Now in Brussels, he advocates for spaces that are both functional and sensitive through spatial design practices.