Lecture RTBF-VRT

"Poetry of dialogue: VRT and RTBF". On Thursday 24th April at 8pm, as part of a joint lecture on the new headquarters of the RTBF and the VRT in Brussels, Laurent Liefooghe (MDW) and Thierry Decuypere (V+) will present our proposal for the RTBF. More info on


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Cross House

Reconversion of the former Red-Cross office building
1050 Ixelles, Belgium ( Map )
Reconversion of the former Red-Cross office building from the 1930s into a condominium of 20 high standing apartments. In order to preserved the architectural character of the modernist building, the project intend to conserve and restore at best the structure and the aspect of the Cross House while introducing carefully new sustainable technologies. Furthermore, two light glass boxes protected by oblique metallic structures – visually echoing the nearby sloping roofs – will cap the building. Interior and exterior are mixed through the transparency of materials and the presence of vegetation everywhere.
5.200.000 €
3.306 m2
2016: Prix Bruxelles Horta (nominee)
Immopro, Soliremy, Gamaco, D2S International
In association with
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris
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Photos : ©Filip Dujardin, ©Ateliers Jean Nouvel - MDW ARCHITECTURE


Founded in 2001 by Marie Moignot and Xavier De Wil, MDW Architecture is now strong of 30 staff. Our ethos is to combine the highest standards of creativity and sustainability.

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.

Building on many years of experience in low-energy and passive projects of the highest standards in terms of energy efficiency and sustainable construction, we now integrate these principles in our schemes as naturally as structural engineering.

We see our relationship with our clients as a partnership, a continuous dialogue where everyone brings something to the other. Our interest in dialogue is also incarnated in the way our projects weave relations with their context and their occupants. We enjoy
managing wide and complex projects that require an enriching multidisciplinarity and where the architect acts as a conductor, whose global vision can guarantee the rightness of the music.

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