Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
HERMAN TEIRLINCK BUILDING in BRUSSELS, BELGIUM by Neutelings Riedijk Architects
August 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
The Herman Teirlinck building is located along the canal on the site of Tour&Taxis,of the final large‐scale development locations in the heart of Brussels.This site, within walking distance of the North Station and the lively urban and historic charm of the former port area,will become a new high–‐quality green urban district with mixed functions.
The meander shape of the building creates a diverse building volume that integrates naturallywith the urban blocks along the Havenlaan.To establish an attractive working environment a sustainable low–‐rise building of only Six layers is deliberately chosen, consisting of large floor areas on a human scale. A modest vertical accent of 60 meters makes the project recognizable in the skyline of Brussels.
The Herman Teirlinck building is, like the Royal Warehouse on the site of Tour & Taxis, characterized by a covered internal street. It runs through the entire length of the building and aligns with the one of the Royal Warehouse.
All common functions for employees, such as the restaurant, reception rooms, auditoriums, information and exhibition space are connected to this street. On the upper levels the office floors are situated around four internal, transparent and green ourtyards. This creates a clear and sustainable building with lots of natural light.
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