Transformation of the Grand Poste into an IT and media hub
The project for refurbishing the GrandPoste de Liège is further proof of ALTIPLAN°architects’ competence in the field of
refurbishing listed buildings.
Originally designed by the architect Jamar and inaugurated in 1901, the Grand Poste de Liège is now the heart of the Cathédrale Nord district in Liège. The aim of the project is to bring this listed building back into use, making it part of the district’s social and business fabric again.
The plan is to create a vast working area within the Grand Poste dedicated to start-ups in the media and IT sectors, making it a business incubator for small companies. The former post office hall and cellars are going to be transformed into a large open-plan space. The overall aim is to create an IT and media hub in the centre of Liège.
A major player in Liège, the University will be taking up 1,500 m² of ground-floor space for its communication department or more specifically for its Master journalism course, with its own newsroom, editing rooms, radio booths, etc.
Last but not least, the building will become the home of a micro-brewery, with further space allotted to an eatery.