The post world war rebuilding of European cities was based on principles of repetitive techniques and initiated the transition to a modernism devoid of ideologies: The International Style. In the 60’s and 70’s that style spread an endless amount of office ghettos through our city centres. The task on this project will be to embrace and nourish a modern life based on diversity, identity and ideals.
The typology of the condominium towers have evolved to the detriment of human (or the benchmark for inhumane) living Towers with no real qualities of living, a lack of garden and public space that supports no sense of community. At the core of Brussels center, the very heart of a country politically confused in between 2 linguistic communities and, some say, on the verge of division we propose to take a stand and use architecture as a catalyst for clarity and opinion: the BE Buildings will be a living complex inhabited by human BEings in BElgium.
|Project||Offices, Residential, Mixed-use Development||Budget||Type||Invited Competition|
|Size||37.892 m2||Client||Confidential||Status||Ongoing 2007|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Felix Luong||Project Team||
Aleksandra Kiskielis, Alf Lassen Nielsen, Andrew Corrigan, Andrew Griffin, Barbara Wolff, Dries Rodet, Federico Pedrini, Filip Lipinski, Francisco Villeda, Isik Keskinler, Kamilla Hesjke, Kazuma Toda, Liz Kelsey, Rasmus Brusgaard Hansen, Reid Lesley, Ruxandra Stroe, Wouter Dons