The Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles Ilya Progogine (HELB) and the new VRT and RTBF building will be the heart of the Brussels Mediapark, a new urban area focusing strongly on durability and new media.


1st prize


in design




5.400 m²


ASBL Ilya Prigogine


Kristina Buzaityte, Evert Crols, Vincent De Keyser, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Harout Haleblian, Inge Stevens, Kristiaan Van Weert, Rossella Zappalà

This university college will be so much more than a mere school building. It will become a public area for all those working with or on cinematography, film and photography.

The ground floor will function as a vibrant marketplace around which auditoria, movie theatres, cafetaria and media libraries are gathered. The broad circulation at the transparent façade makes the interaction between students, the daily film and photo practices and the public expositions clearly visible. Film and audio studios are on level -1, allowing optimal conditions for acoustics and control of (day)light.

As such, the building becomes a living silver screen that fuels the park with ever changing activities, images and dynamics.

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