ANNUAL REPORT IMMOBEL15 Mar 2021
Multi, a renovation into a transparent welcoming complex
Multi, the new name for the former Philips Tower, – owned by Immobel and its partner – envisages the renovation of a single-use office building. It is an ambitious programme with significant added value for the public and occupants. It is also a renovation that ticks many virtuous boxes: circularity, re-use and mobility. Christine Conix of CONIX RDBM Architects, explains the challenges.
What are the main pillars of this project?
The transformation of this modernist tower aims to convert a single-use office building into a programme with added value for the public. The complex will serve as a catalyst for pedestrianization and connectivity for the surrounding public spaces. It will change from an imposing black box into a transparent welcoming complex. This building was, at the time, designed at odds with the urban fabric, with no regard for existing buildings and without any consideration for local residents, as part of the Manhattan project.
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