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HELB

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.

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 some kind of 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 clearly visible as well as the daily film and photo practices and the public expositions.
The building becomes a living silver screen that fuels the park with ever changing activities, images and dynamics.
Film and audio studios are on -1 allowing optimal conditions for acoustics and control of (day)light.

school & education

competition 1st prize
status in design
location Brussels
surface 5.400 m²
client ASBL Ilya Prigogine
team Kristina Buzaityte, Evert Crols, Vincent De Keyser, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Harout Haleblian, Inge Stevens, Kristiaan Van Weert, Rossella Zappalà
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