Prix Bruxelles Horta 2016 - 2 projects shortlisted

Our projects Les Courses and Cross House have been selected to the Prix Bruxelles Horta 2016 in the collective housing category.

Since 1996, the award recognizes every two years remarkable projects situated in the City of Brussels. For this anniversary edition, participation was extended to projects located in the entire Region of Brussels Capital.

Winners will be shown during the award ceremony in June and featured as part of an itinerary exhibition around Brussels.

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Charleroi Danses

Extension of Charleroi Danses
Boulevard Mayence 67, 6000 Charleroi, Belgium ( Map )
Groupe CFE / Ville de Charleroi
Charleroi/Danses’ extension houses dance studios and residences for artists, located in small brick buildings that help preserving a human scale. A tent on the roof houses the new foyer-belvedere. The three elements of the complex – the Police headquarters, the extension of Charleroi Danses and the new brasserie – are connected by a large public square directly accessible from the street. The unusual ensemble creates a green landmark for the city of Charleroi.
2.330 m2
2012: MIPIM Award, Future Projects
In association with
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
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We are committed to offering design excellence to each client, either public or private and independently of the scale of the project. Each request is looked into thoroughly so that the solution reaches beyond the brief. The freshness of our approach has been recognised by several awards.

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