Inauguration of the refurbished ONSS headquarters in Brussels
Designed to a NWOW (new ways of working) standard, the inauguration of the refurbished ONSS headquarters in Brussels took place on 25 February 2019. Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Public Health, Asylum and Migration, Maggie De Block, and Kris Peeters, Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Employment, the Economy and Consumers, in charge of Foreign Trade, both praised the work done by the ALTIPLAN° architects – COLLIERS & CONCEPT CONTROL consortium for the design and execution of the project of which we are so proud!
Aerial view of the Agora project in Louvain-la-Neuve
STIB Marly bus depot
STIB is planning the construction of a new Marly Bus depot in the north of the Brussels Region for garaging and performing maintenance on its new generation of hybrid/electric buses.
The architectural design and technical studies for this major infrastructure and building project with its high environmental requirements have been entrusted to ALTIPLAN° architects and Tractebel Engineering. Management of all functions and interfaces is being done throughout the design and build phases via specific systems engineering and BIM design tools.
Herstal’s 2018 Prix de l’Urbanisme
The ALTIPLAN°architects/Greisch consortium was awarded Herstal’s 2018 Prix de l’Urbanisme for its planned construction of the 20-apartment and 3-shop “Dumonceau” complex for the SRL in Herstal. We extend our thanks to the municipal authorities for this award.
Sankt Joseph Resthome in Eupen
The first phase of the enlarged rest home of the German-speaking community in Eupen has been completed.
ONSS HQ in Brussels
The first phase of the refurbishment of the ONSS headquarters in Brussels has been completed.
School Gym in Burg-Reuland
The extension and conversion of a school gym in Burg-Reuland has been completed.
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.