The design proposal seeks to transform the existing landscape into a more dynamic one. In this project, we combine the different functions of the program (building and landscape) into a single entity in order to create a new dialogue between nature and human habitats and recreate the street frontage.
The buildings are created by raising one corners to create a man-made landscape accessible by the local community to be used as a public park with allotments.
The continuous roof is pixelated into a series of terraced gardens, hardscape, landscape and allotments for residents, which cascade down from the tallest parts of the scheme. Below the roof the residential program is organized.
The manipulation of the ground condition enhances the feeling of continuity: in the horizontal direction between one side of the building and the other, and in the vertical dimension between the earth and sky.
ProgramResidential (130 Units), Public park, AllotmentsMaterialWhite Perforated Steel, Glass, VegetationLocationBruxelles, BelgiumDate2016ClientSLRBSociete du Logement de la Region de Bruxelles-CapitaleArchitectHof Architects, LondonDelices & A33 ArchitectsStructural EngineerTractebel EngineeringServices EngineerTractebel EngineeringTypeCompetitionSize15700 m2Site7000 m2Budget20.5 M€