OFFICE BUILDING – Brussels
The project involves the major renovation of the office building at the corner of Rue de la Science and Rue Montoyer. The urban and architectural ambitions are mainly based on 2 elements: the ground floor and the façade. The project therefore includes 3 major actions: Make the ground floor transparent and porous, create an architectural and technical mesh and integrate into the existing context. The double-height foyer space clarifies the address of the building with a main entrance on rue de Montoyer. Technically, the new façade accommodates the ventilation network, which is usually the most cumbersome network in the ceiling. The vertical and horizontal elements of the mesh are used to pass the ventilation ducts (air supply), the dimensions of the mesh are defined by the size of the ducts it accommodates. Architecturally, the façade mesh creates a strong, recognisable identity. It standardizes the shape and size of the building without marking the interventions on the existing building (new, demolished, renovated...). It also allows the facade to be opened up widely with a height of 2.38m instead of 1.60m in the existing building.
Office, Adaptive reuse,
21 700 m2
LD2 Architecture, VK engineering, CES, Maes Van Roey, DeFonseca, Kollektif, Encon, Advista
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Hugo Mazza, Justine Rossillon, Thibault de Smedt, Matteo Silverii, Seppe Claes, Filippo Arenosto, Oriane Jan, Hadrien Nicora