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VRT Media House

Location Brussels, Belgium
Timeline 2017 - 2021

new media house for the Flemish broadcasting company

Intro

The public broadcasting company of Flanders gets a new media house. This will be both an open public house and a broadcasting building with studios and newsrooms. The project complies with the passive standard and contains several engineering feats. For example, the news studio is housed in a bridge construction above a square, and a winter garden hangs from the back wall. The techniques were selected based on an optimal Total Cost of Ownership.

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Client(s)
  • VRT
Architects
  • Robbrecht en Daem architecten
  • Dierendonckblancke Architecten
Stats
55000 m²

Story

This project is not only a nice technical challenge for VK, it also ensures a perfect symbiosis between all engineering disciplines that VK offers.

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The new media house for the Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting is part of a broader master plan for the site which, in addition to the broadcasting buildings for the VRT and the French-speaking RTBF, also provides for a park, events square, residential development and additional media facilities. The 55,000 m² VRT building will consist of two volumes and makes the connection between the urban fabric and the new park. VK is responsible for the sustainability, the technical installations, the structural design, acoustics, fire safety and façade engineering.

This project is not only a nice technical challenge for VK, it also ensures a perfect symbiosis between all engineering disciplines that VK offers. This new media building celebrates the principle of the 'Living Building' and will score 4 stars on the sustainability meter of the Flemish Government. All this results in a passive building with a primary energy consumption that is 60% lower than that of a comparable building. The implemented techniques were chosen on the basis of an optimal Total Cost of Ownership.

The site will be inaugurated in 2021.

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