WOLUBILIS 

 LOCATION 

Brussels, Belgium 

CLIENT

Commune de Woluwé-Saint-Lambert

PARTNERS 

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ARTIST 

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PROJET

2002 - 2006

CONSTRUCTION

2004 - 2006

AREA

20,600 sqm 

CONTEXT

theatre, workshops, offices, retail, and public agora

SETTING

peri-urban

This urban development is located in a highly symbolic site at one of the gateways of the local authority area of Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, in the city of Brussels. The appeal and the importance of this district for the urban development of this area of Brussels led to the dilapidated sheds housing the cultural activities of the Ateliers du Temps Libre being replaced by a housing complex neighbouring the cultural village of Wolubilis. The project gives birth to a new cultural focal point, around a semicircular organic public space, sheltered from urban traffic. The bright complex of Wolubilis consists of 10 softly curved and articulated volumes with unified architecture, in stone and white rendering, of which comprise a new 493-seat theatre and various adjacent buildings containing artists' workshops, homes, restaurants and shops with a cultural focus, an exhibition room, several offices and an underground car park. ‘Les Marquises’ meets all modern lifestyle aspirations. The six adjacent buildings contain a total of 81 apartments, each with a large, favourably oriented terrace. It offers the residents many facilities in terms of accessibility, services, leisure and mobility, with access to the Brussels Metro. Vibrant and active intensity is ensured on this joyful site thanks to the mix of functions. This is a main focus for A2RC’s practice – to contribute to create ‘Happy Places to Be’ in the City.
 

 

GRAND PRIX DES Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme 2008

PRIME PROPERTY AWARD 2008

RICS AWARDS 2009 : Shortlisted