Canal Wharf set to start

With tender documents ready, and permits due this summer … Canal Wharf for client AG Real Estate is set to start on site by the end of the year. Following a Masterplan adopted in 2014, the project tightly fits into a corner plot shown left in orange, poised on the southern edge of this canal-side city block adjacent to the studio’s soon completed RIVA project shown right in green.  Optimum sunshine reaches the insides of the 71 flats proposed, and lateral views of Brussels’ main waterway are offered to most. The principal facade stretches down a new pedestrian-first east-west alley created for the occasion, limited to local traffic, and purposely designed to instill a slowed-down ambiance felt as soon as one turns the corner from busy main-street to tranquil side-street, heading towards the canal. All flats also have access to a shared central garden, offering a protected haven of green resting and play-space.  Canal Wharf is due completed in 2022.

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Following an international call for projects launched in 2019 by ATENOR, AG Real Estate and AXA IM on the existing CCN site adjacent to Brussels’ North Station (Centre Congrès Nord) shown here, the jury has selected the design proposed by architectesassoc+_Multiple_TVK. The planned 160.000 m² development articulating this key part of Brussels’ North District is a significant act of long-term faith in what we consider important at the studio: teamwork, engaged interactions, and a collective commitment to a robust, inclusive and vibrant city. Consequently intensive cross-collaborations with city, regional and transport Authorities are progressing, with a shared desire to collaborate effectively federating all. The future project conforms to a mixed-use brief, with equal attention paid to housing, offices and neighbourhood amenities, and to built and unbuilt square meters whether public or private. Thus the permit documents currently taking shape embody the huge potential such a diverse program offers, buoyed by the North District’s own innate but so far untapped potential.

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AA+ in Luxembourg

Following an invited competition held in 2018, architectesassoc+ is working with Iko Real Estate and Thomas&Piron Luxembourg on a mixed-use project in the city of Luxembourg. Offices, retail and housing are organized around a large public plaza, composing with existing early 20th century buildings.Permits due before 2020.

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