The renovation wraps up the Rue du Luxembourg axis and establishes an essential connection between city and nature. The building breaks up into smaller scale elements, each with its own logic and appearance, that culminate in the public roof garden..
The plaza is designed as a series of concentric circles which, inspired by the European Parliament’s Hemicycle, continue in the surrounding paving. The iconic roof structure of the central pavilion reflects the square and the people below...
Images of the project that has won the international competition, organized by the European Parliament, to renovate the Paul-Henri SPAAK Building in Brussels have been unveiled. Officially announced in July 2022, the winner is Europarc, a collective
The new concert venue reflects the post-industrial identity of the neighborhood. Evoking warehouse architecture, it is designed as a large meccano of prefabricated structures that can be assembled, taken apart, altered, and extended...
El garaje de aires high-tech actualiza el imaginario ideado por Cedric Price en el Fun Palace, con grandes plataformas abiertas, torres técnicas o ascensores para coches, proponiendo una oeuvre ouverte capaz de evolucionar y adaptarse a la movilidad
The stepped profile of the building dialogs with its two immediate realities: its north facade is a large transparent screen revealing daily activity, and the south one is broken up into terraces to adapt to the scale of the neighboring housing block
To make the building as permeable as possible and organize the different spaces, the stairs, elevators, technical rooms, windows, and public areas are placed outside the buildings, and are interconnected by a corridor of access...
The objective of the refurbishment of the JIIL is to alter the image of the three office buildings in the European district, change their relationship with the street, and integrate new ways of working and producing, creating a small island within th
The new brewery for Brussels Beer Project (BBP) is located along the Brussels canal within the rapidly redeveloping industrial zone of Port Sud. The building houses the complete beer production process, but is also open to the public. It is conceived
Sited right at the entrance to the new Mediapark in Brussels, the Maison Media Huis contains various entities related to media and broadcasting. Instead of one large building, three buildings are stacked in a pyramid formation that is immediately rec
Tondo is a footbridge in the center of Brussels that connects the offices of the Chamber of Representatives with its recent extension, the Forum building, on the other side of the street. The bridge was explicitly designed as a spatial element rather
The center of Brussels has a periphery inside. A piece of landscape, green, open, idyllic, as if it were on the fringes of the city. In order to double the surface of a seemingly freestanding house in this strangely lush environment, it was decided t
The Jewish Museum of Belgium is located in the historic Sablon district of Brussels, in a 19th-century academic-style building that has undergone several transformations over the years. The project for its renovation provides new facilities in a clea
The Norwegian firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with the Belgian team Binst Architects, has won the competition to redo the Centre Monnaie/Muntcentrum in Brussels. Among the others shortlisted were 3XN and Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The cross-shaped, 63-me
The project furthers on the research lines of the Sala Beckett project to refurbish the city’s Ancien Théâtre des Variétés and recover its role as a civic place of encounter closely linked to the history of the place, but that looks to the future. Th
The design that won the 2018 competition to turn three buildings on Fonsny Avenue, by the Brussels-South train station, into new offices for the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges, Belgium’s national railway company, has been unveiled. With
The team led by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – in collaboration with the London office of Perkins and Will, the German landscaping architecture and urban planning firm Latz + Partner, and the Spanish engineering consulting companies TYPSA and MC2 – h
A latent symbol of a declining automobile industry, the Citroën showroom and workshop form an urban island that dominates the north of the ringroad alongside the Brussels canal. The project is intended to revive the importance of this place and resto
The new piece frees up a large portion of the complex, permitting a flexible and non-regulated use. This new volume contains logistics spaces, offices, auditoria, and a museum designed as a massive and solid monolith with four monumental slabs... [+]
The project proposes the creation of a series of architectural pieces which order and hierarchize the gigantic interior of the complex, providing the museum with the spaces it requires to house its diverse collections, exhibitions, and programs... [+
The proposal echoes industrial production by incorporating a gantry crane on the east-west axis – this crane will permit transferring heavy works arriving by truck or boat – as well as mobile elements that facilitate a flexible configuration of the s
All the exhibition spaces complementary to the museum are gathered under the same roof: the peripheral gallery, open to city; the garage, for temporary exhibitions, experiments and large-scale events; the showroom; and the Interstitial Museum... [+]
The use of subtraction as a strategy to order, connect, and generate new possibilities in the spaces, is reflected in the outdoor corridor that divides the factory into two parts: a new connection between the museum and the showroom, and the emptying
JDS, Coldefy, NL Architects, Carlo Ratti, ENSAMBLE STUDIO, UTIL cvba, and Ramboll have together won the bid to revamp the Paul-Henri SPAAK Building, main home…
These projects were designed between 2004 and 2019. Until now, fifteen have been built. Some of them are better known elsewhere than they are in their own neighbourhood. They have double lives – both as the main protagonist of an architectural narrat
Questioned on the appropriation of existing forms in OFFICE’s projects, Kersten Geers has affirmed in 2017: “We are interested in references, but we use them ‘lightly’.” This modest statement provides an initial orientation for the analysis of the wo
Kersten Geers and David Van Severen write like they design, with a clear line. Their interpretative transparency – both are committed to teaching –, their visual acuity and their intellectual impact make it almost redundant to comment on the work of
Albeit decimated during the Shoah and attacked on several occasions in recent times, the Jewish community of Belgium asserts its presence and importance in the country’s history by means of a small museum which in the wake of an international competi
A screen-like building, seemingly trivial but with a scale and urban position that make it a monument, has given OMA / Reiner de Graaf the victory in the contest for the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), beside the B
The Citröen building in Brussels, an enormous industrial complex built in 1933, will be transformed into a new branch of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The result of a competition that was held for the purpose, the design drawn up by the team
Buildings can become missiles. An example is St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, which Luther turned into a symbol of the degradation of the Catholic Church. So is the new seat of the European Council in Brussels. David Cameron came to express “imme
Bruselas se considera la capital de la Unión Europea porque acoge sus principales instituciones: la Comisión, el Consejo Económico y Social, el Consejo de Regiones, además de innumerables representaciones nacionales y delegaciones privadas. El Parlam