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Brussels, Belgium

Program: Shops, housing, offices, leisure activities, movie theatre and outdoor activities
Heysel District, Brussels
Built area:
262 682 m²

Clients: Unibail-Rodamco, Besix-Red, CFE/BPI
Architect: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Associate architects
Retail: Art & Build
Housing: Art & Built, Architectes Assoc, R2D2 Architecture, Archi 2000, Urban Platform, Axent Architects
Landscape designers: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Engineering firms: TPF Engineering/Arcadis (Fluids, structure), Artelia-Forum (Quantity Surveyor), Saguez & Partners (Interior Design), EOC (Facade)

Certifications: Breeam Communities Excellent; Breeam Retail Excellent 

 A space once longing to the exposition park of architecure in 1930 and the L'Atomium and a stadium for the Universal Expo in 1958 becomes the "Quartier du Heysel" in Brussels which currently misses coherence and urban character.

The primary objective and challenge is to create a new lively and animated district to in essence, initiate a new economic dynamism, ecological residencies acessible to everyone and offer a new tourist destinations including leisure and shopping centers. The Europea project is a new piece of Brussels unique in its program and exemplary in its design.

This project aims to achieve the Breeam Excellence Community Certification 

Agency credits

Partner/Lead architect: Yann Padlewski
Project manager: Deborah Pill
Project team: Francesco Zaccaro, Jean-François Guillot, Alison Rondel, Laure Barthelot, Léa Desbiens, Nathalie François, Wouter Luysterman, Beat Meier, Hector Montero, Marie-Hélène Paoli, Thomas Poletti, Dioniso Rocha, Margherita Rossi, Michael Shamieh, Samuel Locus, Camille Ajjan
3D Rendering: Benjamin Alcover, Jugulta Le Clerre, Khanh Chi Tran, Mostefa Elkamal (Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés), Golem Images
Model: Frédérique Heisch, Ronan Malle