St. Michel–Martini, Brussels
The Saint-Michel project proposes the creation of 85 housing units and different complementary functions on the old industrial site of Saint-Michel and Martini. Two buildings of great architectural, structural and spatial value: a tobacco factory and a warehouse, both dating from 1959, are situated in Sint-Jans-Molenbeelk, just across Tour&Taxis site.
The revaluation of the site aims to preserve its qualities developping mixed project of 24.400m² with respect for the existing buildings. The program includes 85 housing units, commercial space (1.000m²), leisure space (400m²), office space (1.400m²), and 91 parking lots.
The street façades are preserved and adapted to residential use.
The courtyard is extended and is the source of oxygen for the site.
To maintain the original typology the new housing is developed in the form of lofts.
The internal patios create extra natural light in the building.
New modern 2-storey extension is placed on the top of the existing volume.
Client: LF Saint-Michel sprl
In collaboration with: Bizouard & Pin Architectes