CONIX RDBM Architects | MULTI: A circular outlook for the construction economy
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09 Jan 2021
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A circular outlook for the construction economy

The massive office tower on De Brouckèreplein in Brussels is being renovated. This in itself is quite remarkable already, because the 1960s building had the bad reputation of being a ‘boil’ which one would prefer to cut out from the fine-meshed fabric of the historic city centre. And yet the tower is going to be kept and transformed by CONIX RDBM Architects into a building that is more open to the city. The architects and the project developer have involved Rotor Deconstruction in the renovation. This shows that the reuse of building elements and the idea of a circular economy on a large scale are gradually penetrating the mainstream real-estate market…

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