Office and Industry

Artbuilding - Construction of an office Building

Brussels
Belgium

The building is located in the European Quarter of Brussels. Curtain-wall facades are suspended from the top floor of the concrete and steel structure, creating a simple and sculptural form that is produced in glass to give the impression of a large suspended crystal. To gain a floor, while remaining within the prescribed limits, flat, thin slabs were used and the 8th and 9th floors form a duplex with views over the gardens of the Brussels Parc Royal.

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Ellipse Building - Office Building

Brussels
Belgium

At 23 storeys, the Ellipse Building marks one of the final construction phases of the Brussels North District high-rise. The concept of this series of tower blocks – the core principles the subject of a great deal of discussion – remains faithful to the aesthetics of this type of construction, although allowing scope for subtle variations to give a specific identity. The design stemmed from the desire to create an urban “signal” that provided a link between a set of buildings of different dimensions.

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North Galaxy - Office Towers

Brussels
Belgium

Located just after the Belgacom headquarters and part of the line of buildings on boulevard Albert II in Brussels, these two 28 storey tower blocks are linked by a much lower six-storey building and relate the twin, sparse towers of the World Trade Center. Initial studies for the project focused on the subtle nuances needed to establish an individual identity while remaining in harmony with the tone of this business district.

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Central Plaza - Office building

Brussels
Belgium

A former hotel converted into offices, the tower block that occupied this site, close to the historic centre of Brussels, no longer complied with existing occupancy and safety regulations. The reconstruction project was the subject of a competition organised by the Compagnie Immobilière de Belgique. The major difficulty lay in the mixed nature of the buildings in the area - eclectic and modern buildings all in close proximity to the cathedral. The local authorities had expressed a particular desire to reduce the height of the building, while retaining the total surface area.

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Biot - Competition

Nice
France

This project to erect office buildings and apartments in the municipality of Biot, near Nice is part of the larger “Sophia Antipolis” development aimed at creating a high-technology and industrial centre in southern France. The project’s creators adopted a very bold approach to the competition, seeking to develop the principles of a hyper-ecological architecture with the least possible impact on the site and incorporating water recovery and natural air conditioning. The design of the concrete and wood buildings take their inspiration from the trees.

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Arcelor Mittal' HQ

Liège
Belgium

ART & Build worked in close cooperation with the AOS practice in designing this office building for ARCELOR-MITTAL, following a competition. The building stands on piles above a cellar with a long history of industrial occupation and also to create possible additional space should the company wish to expand. This area was in fact very quickly put to use to create a cafeteria and conference room, even before the site was completed. The metal structure and facades are designed to reinforce the identity of the company’s business focus.

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