The redevelopment of the De Brouckère complex will provide a mixed-use project with a focus on quality of use, green spaces and accessibility. This innovative and ambitious transformation aims to transform all of the buildings, some of which are Belle Epoque in style, into a revitalized neighbourhood featuring offices, retail premises, a hotel, apartments and student accommodation.
    Project specificities
    Geothermal energy
    Cooling installations
    Heat pumps
    Solar panels
    Energy friendly combination
    Water recuperations
    Storm basin
    BREEAM Excellent

    Place de Brouckère
    1000 Brussels

    Surface area
    37 000 m²
    Project type
    In design phase
    Building permit: yes
    Environmental permit: yes
    Construction period: Q2 2024 - Q3 2026
    176 apartments
    129 student rooms
    10,700 m² Offices
    3,365 m² Retail
    A2RC Architects
    Henning Larsen
    BPI Real Estate

    A combination of harmonious spaces in keeping with the identity of Brussels

    At the heart of the development will feature a large interior garden with green façades.

    The historic façades overlooking Place De Brouckère/De Brouckèreplein will be retained to preserve the quality of the existing urban fabric and the identity of the city centre.

    Immobel Social Fund

    En plus de la durabilité directement liée à nos projets, nous contribuons également au bien de la société en reversant jusqu’à 1 % de nos bénéfices* à des associations caritatives dans les domaines de la santé,de la culture et de l’inclusion sociale.

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    “One of the challenges of the project was to offer a range of uses that suit the different users of this historic central neighbourhood. The result will provide an attractive location that works day and night for very different groups of people, namely tourists, employees, retailers, students, and so on. The elegant design will offer a contrast and a dialogue with the various different volumes of the neighbourhood’s heritage buildings.”

    Rob Ragoen Developer Immobel

    A destination, rather than a straightforward building

    Another major focus of the redevelopment is mobility, which is of key importance in this extremely central neighbourhood that is also directly connected to the pedestrian precinct, in order to develop a vision and a project relevant for the future.

    “We wanted to reflect strategically during the design of this development and examine all of its human aspects: Who are the people who are going to be living, working and walking around in this neighbourhood in the decades to come? A project of this scale needs to be part of a bigger narrative which takes the past, the traditions and the craftsmanship of the neighbourhood into account.

    Once the development is built, we want the people who come into the city centre to be able to make it their own and appreciate all the details we have designed, such as attractive materials, niches and living spaces.

    We designed it as a destination rather than as a straightforward building.”

    Jacob Kurek Architect, Henning Larsen