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Picture of the Astro Tower, a realisation of ALTIPLAN°architects in collaboration with Estudio Lamela architectos.
Passive office building renovated in 2016.
Actiris moved in the Astro Tower
The Brussels employement regional office Actiris, the Flemish employement office VDAB and Bruxelles-Formation just moved in the Astro Tower.
ALTIPLAN° was awarded 2nd prize of the competition for the transformation of a creative hub in Namur.
First stone laying ceremony of Sankt-Joseph Resthome in Eupen
The first stone laying ceremony of the Sankt-Joseph resthome’s extension and conversion project took place this Friday 16th September 2016 in the presence of the President of Eupen Social Welfare Centre, the Minister for family, health and social affairs and ALTIPLAN°.
Projecto Magazine “La Barcarolle Resthome in Stembert”
Publication in the September issue of Projecto Magazine about Healthcare projects of ALTIPLAN° and Creative Architecture’s project “La Barcarolle” in Stembert.
End of works planned for this autumn.
The project features 13 2-room apartments and one 3-room apartment on nine floors. The two top floors are somewhat set back at the front and back of the building, thereby making the building seem less high.
The design of the facades on the first 7 floors differs from that of the top 2 floors. It features pre-cast white concrete blocks seemingly placed randomly, whereby each narrow-width block separates one bay window from the next, acting as a sun shield. Each apartment has a sunny balcony with a glass balustrade and a splendid view of the Meuse and the Outremeuse neighbourhood thanks to the full-length bay windows.
The top 2 floors differ in volume. The building is clad in white metal, whereby the apartments have large terraces clad in exotic wood.
The facade will incorporate discrete LED lighting, switched on in the evenings.
The rear facade and the gable are covered by white rendering.
There will be 15 parking spaces and 1 disabled parking space at the rear. Particular attention has been paid to the landscaping with a view to giving the complex a green touch: the parking spaces are made of a reinforced grass paving system, while the roadways are of self-draining concrete. A tree and numerous shrubs will be planted. The surfaces between the car park and the site’s boundaries will be lawn.
The Voka Realty Club visited the Astro Tower construction site
The members of the Voka Realty Club had the opportunity to visit the Astro Tower site, which is currently undergoing an in-depth renovation. In autumn, it is more than 1.100 employees from Actiris, VDAB Bruxelles and Bruxelles Formation who will move in the office tower, close by to the « place Madou ». The Astro Tower is a showcase for Brussels, partly due to its innovative renovation which makes it one of the first passive towers in Europe. With its 107 meter high and 33 floors, the Astro Tower is the fifth tallest building in Brussels.
Green light for St-Joseph Resthome project in Eupen
Antonios Antoniadis, Minister of health of the German-speaking Community gave his green light to the extension and renovation of the St-Joseph resthome in Eupen.
Awaiting building permit for the reconstruction of the former Vivaqua HQ building next to the Justice Palace. The project will be labelled “Passive 2015” and BREEAM Excellent.
Building permit granted for Asklepios’ project in Liège
Building permit granted for the construction of a high-end block of 45 apartments, 2 penthouses and a polyclinic on the ground floor.
IAHC awarded the projects for the construction of 2 service residences to ALTIPLAN°
ALTIPLAN°, in association with Creative Architecture and BEL, won the competition for the construction of 39 service flats on “Les Heures Claires” site in Spa and 44 service flats on “Léon d’Andrimont” site in Limbourg.
Reopening ceremony of “Louis Namèche” olympic swimming pool
After two years of closure, the Louis Namèche swimming pool in Molenbeek was officially inaugurated and will reopen its door to the public on 23rd January.
Limestone Investors Brussels appointed ALTIPLAN°architects and Jones Lang Lasalle to carry out a study for the redevelopment of “Ilot Saint-Michel” in Liège. The study is designed to revitalize the commercial activity in this part of the city center near Place Saint-Lambert.
Competition for the new SWDE building in Verviers
ALTIPLAN° was awarded 3rd prize of the competition of the new administrative building of the walloon water company SWDE in Verviers.
The aim of the proposed plan by ALTIPLAN° was to allow a different functional and organisational system, bringing together certain departments and creating new space.
As regards the building’s integration into its surroundings, the block’s inner court has been cleared of dilapidated constructions to create a garden courtyard. The new construction facing the street has a limited depth and is connected to the existing building by a walkway. The building ties in with the neighbouring houses, aligned with their facades and dimensions. The contemporary character is revealed in its white steel facade, giving the building a homogeneous finish and creating an impression of strength.
Site visit of the Astro Tower organised by the Brussels Building Confederation
The energy-environment department of the Brussels Building Confederation (Confédération Construction Bruxelles-Capitale) organised a visit of the Astro Tower.
Once renovated, the Astro Tower will become one of the tallest passive building in Europe.
Competition won for a new resthome in Binche
ALTIPLAN°, in association with Creative Architecture and BEL, won the competition for the construction of a new 222 bed resthome and a daycare centre for Binche Welfare.
New school in Bempt Park (Forest, Brussels)
ALTIPLAN°, in association with ZigZag Architecture and Ellyps, won the competition for the construction of a french-speaking kindergarten and primary school for 480 pupils and a sport hall in Forest’s “Bempt park” (Brussels).
Design Station Opening Ceremony
The SPI, in collaboration with Wallonie Design and Job’In Design, inaugurated the new design station located in the heart of the Liège-Guillemins District.
Foundation stone-laying ceremony of Agora project
The foundation stone-laying ceremony of this ambitious project in Louvain-la-Neuve was held on 7th October 2015 in the presence of the local authorities and the developers, Eckelmans Group and Martin’s Hotels Group.
Opening of “Les Loriers” Resthome
The opening ceremony of the new resthome “Les Loriers” in Hannut took place this 26th June 2015 in the presence of the Minister and Mayor Hervé Jamar, the Minister Maxime Prévot, the acting Mayor Emmanuel Douette, the CPAS president Pol Oter and the Director of the resthome “Les Loriers”, Sophie Guisen.
Celebration of ALTIPLAN°’s 15th anniversary in Brussels
After Eupen, ALTIPLAN° celebrates its 15th birthday at the “Hotel de la Poste” in Brussels.
Celebration of ALTIPLAN°’s 15th anniversary at Eupen
ALTIPLAN° celebrated its 15th birhday at the Heidberg Convent in Eupen.
GrenzEcho – Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2015
Marks & Spencer Toison d’Or Brussels
New store by ALTIPLAN°architects.
Du Couvent aux séminaires…
Article published in the May 2015 Issue of Architrave (n°184).
Logis Vesdre, Verviers
The works for the construction of a complex of 12 social dwellings, rue Pierre Limbourg in Verviers, just started.
Opening of “La Barcarolle” resthome
Official opening of the new resthome in Stembert.
Project in association with Creative Architecture.
Grande Haie, Brussels (Etterbeek)
Works for the construction of 33 apartments in two separate buildings with an interior patio and a large commercial space just started.
Exhibition “Quartiers en transition”
The association “For Urban Passion” with the “Chambre des Urbanistes de Belgique” presents the exhibition “Quartiers en transition”.
ALTIPLAN°’s project for the construction of 165 housing units in Droixhe (Liège) will be shown.
The exhibition will be held from October 23 to November 5 at the Architect’s House, 21 rue Allard in Brussels.
Opening of the Heidberg Convent
The Heidberg Convent opens its new training and meeting centre of the German-speaking Community of Belgium in Eupen.
After two years of construction, the Convent of Heidberg in Eupen will be officially opened on Thursday evening. The historic building from the 18th century is a future education and meeting centre. It is the fifth community center of the German-speaking Community of Belgium (source : BRF).
Competition won with our partners Creative Architecture, BEL and CPM, for the construction of a new resthome for Vivalia. The project in Sainte-Ode includes 90 beds and 40 short-stay beds.
“Apéro Ephémère” at Cour Fischer in Verviers
First “Apéro Ephémère” organised by “Concerts Ephémères asbl” at Cour Fischer in Verviers.
The “Cour Fischer” is an urban design made by ALTIPLAN°.
Signature of the lease contract of the Astro Tower
Signature of the lease contract of the Astro Tower, kicking off officially the site works of this striking renovation.
Olympic swimming pool Louis Namèche in Molenbeek-St-Jean
The Olympic swimming pool Louis Namèche in Molenbeek-St-Jean, Brussels is ready to start its rejuvenation process. The new complex is due to reopen in September 2015.
AGORA Project, Louvain-la-Neuve
After several years of negotiations, the first planning applications are filed for the AGORA project in the heart of Louvain-la-Neuve.
Sankt Joseph resthome in Eupen
Building permit granted for the extension and renovation of the Sankt Joseph resthome in Eupen.
The work will involve the demolition of an old building and the construction of a new wing along with the renovation of part of the existing building including the visitor reception and administrative areas as well as landscaping layout.
Actiris at the Astro Tower
Political agreement to lease the Astro Tower for the regional administration of employment: Actiris. The Ministers in charge, Céline Fremault and Rachid Madrane visit the site.
Archi Urbain – MIPIM, large-scale projects in Brussels
On this occasion, Marek Kisielewicz presented ALTIPLAN°’s projects for the coming year.
Seminar on “Sustainable transformation of office buildings”
ALTIPLAN° presented the “Thon Hotel EU” project at the seminar on “sustainable transformation of office buildings” organised by “Bruxelles Environnement”.
Residential Project in Droixhe
ALTIPLAN° Liège won the competition for the construction, in 3 phases, of 165 residential units in Droixhe for a total of 20.000 m².
End of fit-out works at GDF Suez new HQ in Brussels
The fit-out works of GDF Suez’s new HQ ends. The programme included the development of office levels providing 3,000 to 3,500 workspaces, the company restaurant and cafeteria with seating for around 900 diners, a trading room for 200 people, a sports hall and an executive floor with dining rooms for a total of 75,000 sqm.
Official opening of Braine-le-Comte swimming pool
The swimming pool “Sportoase Champ de Lune” officially opened its door to the public.
Competition won for Elia Crealys project in Gembloux
ALTIPLAN° won the competition for the construction of ELIA technical HQ in the Créalys science park. It will house the technical management of Wallonia’s high voltage network.