Station of Laken

Public buildings

Awards

Publica Awards, laureate in the category heritage & architecture - 2019

Competition

1st prize

Status

completed - 2020

Location

Laken

Surface

1.200 m²

Client

City of Brussels

Team

Evert Crols, Eva De Clerck, Kenny Decommer, Dirk Engelen, Marta Galiana, Sven Grooten, Karol Grygolec, Louise Lauwers, Els Vanmellaert, Lisa Van Com, Evelien van de Riet, Kim Vanthienen

In collaboration with

Vanhecke - Suls Architecten

Press

The centre of the former railway station of Laken became the new entrance zone on the ground floor. Here we can find the socio-cultural café, the entrance hall, the multi-purpose hall with green room and cloakroom and the toilets.

A new contemporary extension at the platform side improves the flexibility of the railway station. This south oriented winter garden is a reference to the original access to the platforms. A new circulation zone vertically connects all functions of the building: exhibition halls, studios, meeting rooms, working areas, …

The façades of the former station have been carefully restored. The original structure of the building is respected to its maximum extent.

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