Project details

Located in the municipality of Molenbeek, this new building is on the site of a former printing works that has been disused. It thus allows the reallocation of the plot, the renovation of the urban fabric around Brunfaut and Fin streets and the revaluation of the residential market of the district.

Located at the corner of a public square which has also been renovated by Home Invest Belgium, the building forms an L shape with a pleasant common garden inside. The building gradually rises to an R+6 in order to fit harmoniously into the existing urban fabric and to offer 93 dwellings, as well as commercial spaces on the first floor.

In terms of architecture, the light and cold colors used in the facade contrast with the ochre colors of the frames which bring a warm note to the building. The play of loggias on the front façade and loggias and balconies on the rear façade provides a quality outdoor space for each unit.

Particular attention has been paid to the durability of the project; Home Invest Belgium wanted a building that would last over time, both in terms of the ageing of the materials and through the use of high-performance technical installations (stormwater basins, solar panels, green roofs, etc.).

Technical information

Location
Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean), Belgium
Typology
Residential
Client
Home Invest
Size
12.240 m²
Status
Completed
Timing
2020
Expertises
New construction
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Team

Contact

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Dirk Bigaré

Architect - Partner