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UP-site

Location Brussels, Belgium
Timeline 2009 - 2013

development of a multifunctional urban district

Intro

The mixed-use project Up-Site is located along the Brussels Canal. It contains 450 housing units and 30,000 m² of office space and also houses shops, a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness room and a cinema. With its 140 metres, the Up Site tower is the highest residential tower in Belgium. Technically state-of-the-art, the site includes, among other things, an active cooling system that uses water from the canal.

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Client(s)
  • Atenor
Architects
  • A2RC
  • Ateliers Yves de Lion
Stats
450 apartments
85000 m²

Story

All this is realized into a "green lung" measuring 6,600 m², converting the district into a vibrant entity.

The "UP-site" project provides the canal region of Brussels with a new impetus. The revitalisation of the area had already begun by the renovation of the Tour & Taxis building.

“UP-site” also is, at a height of 140 meters, the highest residential tower in Belgium. The design consists of 50,000 m² of residential development, and 30,000 m² of office space. At 1.25 acres, 800 residents live together with 2,500 employees. The project is further complemented by an entertainment center with shops, a swimming pool, spa, gym, and cinema. The top floor is fitted with an observation terrace. All this is realized into a "green lung" measuring 6,600 m², converting the district into a vibrant entity.

VK is responsible for the engineering of the project: stability studies, custom engineering work and infrastructure. The project is an example of sustainability, with various the integration of various measures, including river cooling.

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