In 1992 the rue de Laeken housing and retail project was central to the exhibition A Vision of Europe in Bologna, Italy and was published in the catalogue of the show. It was on this occasion that the project gained European recognition and the interests of His Royal Highness of Prince of Wales of England.














The Prince of Wales came to visit the rue de Laeken housing and retail development once during the design phase and a second time when it was completed. On numerous other occasions, Joanna Alimanestianu presented this project to dignitaries, public figures and to the press.


















Over 90 articles about the rue de Laeken project appeared in news papers and magazines throughout Europe. Twice it was the cover story of the major English speaking magazines of Belgium. It has been published in several books among which Classical Architecture by Demetri Porphyrios in 1992 and in Building Classical edited by Richard Economakis in 1993.















In 1995, the rue de Laeken redevelopment project was given a European Award for the Reconstruction of the City by Phillipe Rattier Foundation for Architecture of Brussels. It was also included among the projects praised by the organization Regles d’Or de l’Urbanism (The Golden Rules of Urbanism) of Belgium in 1996. 


















Laslea Village INTBAU Charrette, in the CNU Council Report V, 2004

Le Paradis des Bullistes, in Le Soir, the daily newspaper, Brussels, Belgium, 1987

Star European Management, in ARCH & Life, Belgium, 1990.

The Rue de Laeken - Rue du Pont Neuf Reconstruction Project, Brussels, Belgium, was published in over 80 magazines and newspapers across Europe.



A New Kind of Brussels, in The Bulletin, Belgium, 1995

Rue de Laeken, in La Meuse, Belgium, 1994

Rue de Laeken, in De Standaard, Belgium, 1992

Redesigning Brussels, in The Bulletin, Belgium, 1990

Un investissement neo-classique ayant valeur de manifeste, in A+Architecture, Belgium, 1990



Rue de Laeken: Appel aux jeunes architects II, Foundation pour l’Architecture, 1995

Building Classical, edited by Richard Economakis 1993

Classical Architecture, by Demetri Porphyrios 1992

Vision of Europe, edited by Gabriele Tagliaventi. 1992

Laeken : Appel aux jeunes architects I, Foundation pour l’Architecture, 1989



Travailler dans un bureau de reve, in Le Soir, daily newspaper, Brussels, Belgium, 1989

L’Architecture au Feminin, in Femmes d'Aujourd’hui, monthly woman’s magazine, Belgium, 1988

La Bull Protretrice, in Trends, weekly business magazine, Belgium, 1988



Driehaus Award for Form-Based Coding, for the “Gulfport Mississippi Smart Code”, 2007

Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition, for “Community Design: The Mississippi Renewal Forum”, 2006

Regle d’Or de l’Urbanism, for the “Rue de Laeken - Rue du Pont Neuf Redevelopment Project”, Brussels, Belgium, 1996

The European Award for the Reconstruction of the City, for the “Rue de Laeken - Rue du Pont Neuf Redevelopment Project”, given by the Philippe Rotthier, 1995