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Further metamorphosis of Tour & Taxis Towards V. Callebaut’s mixed-use eco-neighbourhood concept

Vincent Callebaut
Upon request from Extensa, for the future metamorphosis and development of the 40 ha Tour & Taxis site, Vincent Callebaut is sharing with us his concept for rehabilitating the historical ‘Maritime Station’ involving 40,000 m2 of offices, meeting and exhibition facilities, and further developing on the site 85,000 m2 of dwellings across three green residential towers, each 100 meters high and surrounded by ‘vertical forests’.

By 2020, it is expected that 70% of the population in Europe will be living in cities. This constant growth requires new thinking, in order to bring greenery back into the city, decrease carbon emissions, produce renewable energy, ensure a social and functional mix within districts, encourage ‘soft’ and multi-modal mobility and the use of public transport… The challenges are numerous for cities which wish to be worthy of the name ‘Smart Cities’ in the future.


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 | 06/12/2017


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