City Dox

Urban design , Collective housing , Education , Public buildings

City Dox 7.1 / 7.2 is a mixed-use building that strongly defines the public identity of the City Dox development on the Canal Zone in Brussels, one of the most important urban renewal operations in the capital.

Competition

1st prize

Status

in design

Location

Brussels

Client

Atenor

Surface

17.205 m²

Team

Evert Crols, Vincent De Keyser, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Larissa van Aalst, Domien Wuyts

In collaboration with

Veld.

The project defines the entire city block and includes housing, commercial spaces, and a secondary school. On an urban scale, the program is clearly and lucidly organised into autonomous components.

Striking are the open structures that shape the transition to the public domain: on the one hand, the loggias that provide the apartments with pleasant outdoor rooms with sunny views of the park; on the other hand, the stacked plateaus that transform the playground into a vertical experience and open city room. The whole generates an uncommon yet metropolitan view that radiates out over the entire City Dox development.

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