Project details

Technical information

Brussels, Belgium
Residential, Office, Hospitality, Mixed-use
Immobel, Whitewood
85.000 m²
Under construction
Renovation, Conversion

Project details

In the pedestrianised centre of Brussels on Boulevard Anspach, the Oxy project is renovating an obsolete single-purpose office building into an accessible, mixed-use complex.

The aim of this renovation is to reintegrate this iconic building into the urban fabric of Brussels and help revitalise the surrounding neighbourhood (place de la Monnaie, pedestrianised streets, boulevards, rue Neuve). By adding new uses – housing, hotel, apartment hotel, amenities and restaurants – to those already existing (offices and retail), Oxy is transforming a monolith of the Brussels urban landscape so that it can better meet current needs and adapt to potential changes in the future.

The upper section of the building – redesigned but in keeping with the original proportions – remains true to the metropolitan scale of the neighbourhood, while the base of the building will provide pedestrians with a more accessible experience. With a focus on interactivity between the site and the urban environment, a new promenade will sculpt the base of the building so that the building is no longer sealed off from its surroundings. As an extension of the surrounding pedestrian area, this promenade will connect the two large urban spaces on either side of the project, providing a clearer route between La Monnaie, Oxy and Multi and providing users with a new urban experience.

Taking circularity and sustainability into account, the Oxy renovation focuses on preserving existing structures, and, where possible, using urban mining, the recycling of waste from demolition and the recovery of building materials for direct reuse at the site. The design allows for flexibility in the interior spaces, with the aim of maximising the lifetime of the building.

Oxy aims to be a leader in the reduction of carbon footprints, setting ambitious targets: the building’s consumption will be CO2-neutral and aims to achieve the “Carbon Hero – A label”, “BREEAM Shell&Core – Outstanding” and “Well - Platinum” certifications. The project was recently granted the Renolab.B 2022 award by Renolution and has already been featured in a number of international publications. The Oxy building will be a tangible example of sustainable construction in an urban environment, with a genuinely positive impact on both the environment and the community.



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Lilia Poptcheva