The 'Royale belge' building, occupied by AXA until 2017 and deserted since then, is an emblematic monument of the 1970s whose orange windows and corten steel frame are widely known and recognized. The building, at the centre of a ten-hectare site, is now subject of a promising conversion project that will transform it into a mixed-use complex: a hotel (with a 300-seat auditorium, meeting spaces, a restaurant and a bar), coworking areas, a fitness and a wellness centre will complete the office function, while respecting the heritage value of the building.

We are pleased and enthusiastic to collaborate with Souverain 25 (consortium Cores Development-Urbicoon-Foresite-Ape), the British firm Caruso St-John Architects, the Antwerp based office Bovenbouw Architectuur, the landscape architect Atelier EOLE and MA2 (Francis Metzger) and as such breathe new life into this iconic building.

© Caruso St John / Bovenbouw / DDS+
© Caruso St John / Bovenbouw / DDS+
© Caruso St John / Bovenbouw / DDS+
© Caruso St John / Bovenbouw / DDS+