Immo Run 2018
ALTIPLAN°architects was pleased to participate to the 2018 edition of the Immo Run!
Great team spirit, good atmosphere, fair play, pleasant encounters and beautiful evening!
Everything was there and we can already say: “see you next year”!
Restauration and transformation of Grand Poste into a digital and creative hub
After having emptied the building, the new ground floor has arrived and formworks are ongoing.
Inauguration of the Stone Interpretive Centre in Sprimont
The Stone Interpretive Centre in Sprimont was inaugurated on 24 August 2018 at the end of the 25th International Sculpture Festival.
The aim of the Stone Interpretive Centre is to become a top “place of memory”, one of the major cultural and historic attractions of Wallonia.
Since 1985, the former power station of the Sprimont quarries has been home to the Museum of Stone. No run-of-the-mill building, the power station was built at the instigation of Mathieu Van Roggen, the head of the Sprimont quarrying company, in the early 20th century. Its very special architecture is made up of two large parallel halls built in 1904 mainly of stone, metal and glass.
In the former machine room at the end of the hall, the power control panel, similarly dating back to 1904, features an Art Nouveau design.
Restoration of the listed building took account of the materials used and its industrial legacy, while at the same time making access easier for the disabled.
Highlighting its interactive character, the Museum of Stone has been renamed the Stone Interpretive Centre, with visitors assuming an interactive role. At the same time, a number of rooms are now available for events related to stone, such as international sculpture festivals.
Bruocsella celebrates its 15th birthday
ALTIPLAN° became a member of Bruocsella three years ago.
An offshoot of Prométhéa, this cooperative supports cultural initiatives aimed at improving the urban environment.
En 2017, Peauésie was nominated as a winner.
Inauguration of the Agora Urban Resort in Louvain-la-Neuve
Ending 11 years of design and development work, the Agora Urban Resort was inaugurated on 8 May. Located alongside the Aula Magna, the 30,000 m² hotel and residential complex is the result of a partnership between Eckelmans Immobilier for the residential part and Martin’s Hotels for the hotel part. The project consists of 88 residential apartments and 70 service apartments for senior citizens, a 3-star hotel with 108 rooms and a 4-star apartment hotel with 103 suites. A wellness area, meeting and co-working rooms, as well as a restaurant and wine-bar, round off the complex.
Inauguration of new Marconi STIB tram depot
On Saturday, 28 April 2018, the new Marconi STIB tram depot was inaugurated in the presence of (from left to right):Laurent Hacken – Deputy head of cabinet of Céline Fremaul, the Minister of the Brussels-Capital Region in charge of Housing, Quality of Life, the Environment and Energy, and also director of the STIBThomas Ryckalts – President of the STIB board of directorsPascal Smet – the Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public WorksBoris Dilliès – Mayor of UccleA representative of Interreg Europe – the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Brieuc de Meeùs – STIB CEO
and in the presence of the authors of the project:ALTIPLAN°architects, architectSweco, engineering firmTransmo, expert in rail transport
and the contractors in charge charge of the construction works:Franki-Construct and Kumpen
Located on the borders of the Brussels communes Uccle, Forest and Drogenbos, the 27.000 m² depot has a total of 22 tracks, allowing 75 trams to be parked there. It also has a maintenance hall and an administrative building housing the operations and technical departments.
During its construction, particular attention was paid to the building’s architectural quality, its blending into its surroundings and also to its environmental footprint.
The tram depot was also constructed as part of the European “Tramstore 21” project, a partnership of tram-operating European cities formed with the aim of constructing tram depots in Brussels and the other partner cities (Rotterdam, Dijon, Blackpool) which blend in with their surroundings and comply with sustainable development principles.
AWEX visit to Heidberg Convent in Eupen
On 25 April, AWEX, the Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency, organised a visit to Heidberg Convent, a recently renovated seminar and hospitality centre in Eupen, for a group of some 50 architects from around Cologne and Aachen. As project designer, ALTIPLAN° provided the group with a guided tour of the complex.
Inauguration of Cité des Métiers
The Cité des Métiers, located around the base of the Brussels Astro Tower, was inaugurated this Monday by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Rudi Vervoordt, Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, and Didier Gosuin, the Region’s Minister of the Government. The 1,100 m² space is entirely dedicated to counselling services for studying, training, employment and entrepreneurship.
New sports centre in Evere
Following a competition, ALTIPLAN° has been awarded the contract to construct a new sports centre, a cafeteria and adjoining offices in the Evere sports park.
Cité des Paraboles in Lessive
The ex-RTT site in Lessive is to become a village for the elderly, with project developer Christophe Nihon entrusting ALTIPLAN° architects with its design.
Building permit granted for the ALP hotel project in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (France)
Building permit granted for the renovation and extension of a 48-room 4 star hotel and the construction of 10 apartments
New resthome in Stoumont
ALTIPLAN°, in association with Creative Architecture, BEL et P. Valette, won the competition for the construction of a 105 bed resthome and 75 service flats for the Intercommunale “Les Heures Claires” in Stoumont.
Best Wishes 2018 !
Inauguration of social housing in Verviers
On 19 December 2017, Sophie Lambert, municipal councilor in charge of housing and Freddy Breuwer, chairman of Logivesdre inaugurated 12 social apartments located rue Pierre Limbourg in Verviers.
Grand Poste Liège
First images of Grand Poste conversion project into a creative and digital hub.