Housing

Universalis

Brussels
Belgium

On a site occupied by faculty buildings, the Université Libre de Bruxelles is implementing a re-urbanisation project formed of a mix of housing and offices, intended to bring continuous activity to the university campus. The five-storey apartment buildings of average size reinterpret the traditional Brussels plot by providing openings that constitute windows onto the development’s public spaces that consequently become an inherent part of the overall environment.

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San Donato - Housing

San Donato
Italy

On a derelict industrial site on the outskirts of Milan, architects are creating a new neighbourhood and defining the principal geographical features and the various urban environments: avenues, squares, public gardens, landmarks, etc. The mission is to optimise the number of m² to be developed in 19 buildings containing almost 600 apartments of varied layouts while guaranteeing the quality of the internal and external spaces. The balconies with their hanging gardens serve as a thermal regulator, favouring the use of natural ventilation and lighting at the heart of the buildings.

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Rive Gauche - Charbonnages 1

Brussels
Belgium

In the 1970s the construction of the Brussels metro required the destruction of part of Molenbeek Saint Jean: a 600m ship stretching from the Canal to Wauters-Koeckx square was demolished.

A complete reconstruction of the demolished urban fabric was designed in order to remove this 'scar'.

In terms of program, the project is structured by a horizontal mix of constructions.

The lower levels are given over to workshops and small businesses, the middle levels to offices, and the upper floors to housing.

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