Project details

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Brussels (Anderlecht), Belgium
Residential, Equipment
Kairos (BAM)
18.335 m²
Competition, New construction, New district

Project details

Winner of the competition launched by Citydev.Brussels, the Compas residential project is part of the urban redevelopment plan for the Canal area in Anderlecht (Brussels) and is part of the Lemmens and Compas "sustainable neighborhood contracts". The objective is to convert an unattractive former industrial site into a new sustainable neighborhood, which fits into a more general urban development dynamic, encourages social mix and meets the needs of different types of families.

Flexibility, diversity and community are the key words that guided the design of the project. The project includes 129 subsidized housing units, 69 of which are for rental use (SLRB) and 60 for purchase (Citydev.Brussels), as well as a crèche, which is at the heart of the district's development.

Dialogue and social interaction are encouraged by outdoor green spaces and a new urban square that promotes meetings between building residents and local residents. These collective spaces lend themselves to different activities and offer different atmospheres for both residents and local residents, while encouraging soft mobility.

The buildings are designed in perfect harmony with the landscaped areas they create. The aim is to create urban sequences with varied atmospheres, which call for progressive discovery (framing, perspectives, pathways) and lead to the conviviality of the new district. The pedestrian's route and perceptions have therefore guided our design from the start.


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François Couvreur

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