An iconic passive building for IBGE/BIM and a major piece of the jigsaw in the creation of a new city district at Tour & Taxis.
The new offices of Bruxelles Environnement constitutes a passive building whose objective is sustainability and minimum energy consumption, able to accommodate 600-900 members of staff. With its 16,725 m˛ the building – also known as the Toaster – has been designed by Delft architectural bureau CEPEZED. It is currently the largest passive building in Belgium, and includes an ecological centre able to welcome 400 persons and a restaurant serving ‘sustainable’ food. The Bruxelles Environnement service moved into the building at the end of 2015. The new building also represents an exemplary building from the point of view of its sustainable construction and energy efficiency. It has been awarded the BREEAM excellent certificate.
The IBGE building is as contemporary on the inside as it is on the outside, with bright, open volumes and a great deal of use of colour. The ‘eco-dynamic-office concept was designed by D&C Services.