A Touch of the Ramblas: Gare Maritime in Brussels
With their transformation of a freight depot into an office and retail complex, Neutelings Riedijk and Bureau Bouwtechniek demonstrate that even historical buildings can be refurbished to be energy-efficient. The central esplanade, inspired by the Ramblas of Barcelona, oozes Mediterranean flair in the often-gloomy Belgian climate.
Architects: Neutelings Riedijk architecten, Bureau Bouwtechniek
Restoration building envelope: Jan de Moffarts ArchitectenP
Planning of structural framework: Ney & Partners
Location: Rue Picard 11, 1000 Bruxelles (BE)