‘Alides’ selected for Exemplary building Award 201301 Apr 2014
Our project Alides has been selected as one of the laureates of the competition ‘Exemplary buildings 2013’. With this initiative, the Brussels-Capital Region wants to promote and financially stimulate the construction of durable buildings.
Since the launch of its first competition in 2007, 193 projects have been selected covering more or less 522.000 square meters. The goal is to demonstrate that, even with a limited amount of financial resources, excellent demands in terms of energy efficiency and environmental requirements can be reached.
One of this year’s laureates is our very own project Alides, which comprises the new construction and renovation of an office building, located on the intersection of the Spastreet and Jozef II-street. Our aim was to rethink the whole concept in order to realize a contemporary building, both from a technical and architectural point of view. Besides the more technical interventions, such as solar panels, green roofs, sustainable materials and energy monitoring systems among others, we also stimulated a new way of living and working by stressing the importance of carpooling, soft transport, natural lighting, … .
The nominees will be presented to the press and several construction professionals on Wednesday 19th of February in Tour & Taxis. We’ll keep you informed on the outcome of the competition!