Grand Poste Food Court and Bar, Liège

Renovation and conversion of the Grand Poste into a multifuntional centre including a digital and creative hub, a microbrewery and a food court

PARTNERS Lemaire Ingénieurs I Atelier Phi
LOCATION Rue de la Régence I 4000 Liège
AREAS 8.060 m²
BUDGET € 21.250.000
TIMING 2006-2021
STATUS Completed
CREDIT Georges De Kinder I Bart Gosselin

The Grand Poste is an emblematic neo-gothic building designed by Edmond Jamar and inaugurated in 1901, located in the heart of the Cathedral district of Liege. 120 years later, this landmark reshapes the social and economic fabric of the city thanks to its transformation into a multifunctional pole, including a digital and creative hub, a micro-brewery and a food market. The intervention showcases Altiplan’s expertise in the field of historical restoration and adaptive reuse.

The building is an incubator for small businesses and contributes to the creation of a digital and creative district in the city center. A large workspace has been set up for media and digital start-ups. An important part of the ground floor is dedicated to the Communication department of the University of Liege, which is a major player in the city center life. The Master in Journalism section of the University takes advantage of the facilities available in the complex : newsrooms, editing rooms, television and radio studios, etc.

The project has been recognized by several awards:

– The « Grand Prix du Patrimoine of the City of Liège and « Prix du Public » awarded in 2021

– The RES Award 2021 for « Best (Semi)-public Development« 

Best Coworking Space awarded by CBRE in March 2022

Excellence Award Retail Belgium – Meilleur lieu mixte en centre ville awarded by BLSC in 2023.

– The building is also a finalist of the 2022 Mipim Awards for Best Mixed use building.