PRO REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER14 May 2021
MULTI set to be an open project at De Brouckere
The latest piece of the jigsaw to transform the centre of Brussels around the Place de Brouckere, is taking shape. ‘Multi’ (the former Philips Tower) is being converted by developers Immobel and Whitewood with the collaboration of CONIX RDBM Architects as a contemporary office building that links public space with an accessible city platform. A large-scale reconversion that overcomes a number of major urban challenges: the reassignment of an emblematic building, the creation of a connecting link by opening the lower storeys and by reinforcing the building’s attachment to the public space.
In the video, Frederik Jacobs, CEO at CONIX RDBM Architects, speaks of light, transparent and open building, while Valérie Vermandel Chief development officer at Whitewood explains that the positioning of the building within the pedestrian zone was much discussed. Frederic Van der Planken, CEO of Whitewood Group, points out that the first building to be ‘fossil free in use’ in Brussels. From a technical point of view, Kevin De Hainaut, CEO at Cordeel België explains the importance of ventilation in the heating/cooling process. And finally, Gwen Vreven, Development Director at Immobel highlights the location of the building in the city centre and the focus on well-being and comfort for users.
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