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125_Houille

Place
Brussels
Program
New construction
Status
Shelved
Client
ROVA
Size
+/-7000m²
K2A Team
Alegria -
Kervyn -
Matthys -
Crainic
Structure
Matriche
Duration
2012 to 2014
Models
Yves Maresca -
Bricia Tavares Vanden Berghe -
Oana Crainic
Images Credits
Yann Morel
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The site is located in the old historical heart of the city. Many edifices in the direct vicinity are heritage buildings. The plot is presently compromised of a large building with only 2 floors: it’s direct neighbors literally tower over.

The brief required the construction of 2 new buildings: one on the street front and one huddled amongst existing building inside the plot. The 2 buildings would be connected by an underground parking and, on the ground floor, by a large commercial space.

Although situated next to a historical square with a water feature, this part of the city has been neglected for decades: habitants have been shy to really invest this neighborhood. The brief thus specified high- quality luminous housing. The ambition of the client was clear: to attract couples and families back into town! The project proposes various typologies of units

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