Tour et Taxis site, in the northen part of Brussels, has been under development for many years. On one of the last remaining plot, between the Gare Maritime, a future lake and Anna Boch lane, a residential development project named Lake Side is projected by Nextensa. An international competition in collaboration with the BMA took place to choose 6 design architects : BINST ARCHITECTS – Cobe – EFFEKT – HUB Architecture & Urbanism – POLO Architects – 3XN. They will team up with MVRDV – author of the master plan – and Bureau Bouwtechniek NV – the appointed executive architect – to make Lake Side an additional exemplary project to Tour & Taxis.
This new district will be completely free of fossil fuels, striving for a minimal ecological footprint through the choice of building materials. Car-free and attention to optimizing biodiversity, animation and community formation are other sustainable focal points. Thus, all office buildings are aiming for a BREEAM Outstanding certificate. The new district consists of 18 buildings with different heights, ranging from 5 floors on the side of the ponds to 30 floors on the Anna Boch lane. A mix of architectural firms from Belgium and abroad guarantee diversity and identity of the buildings with their tower and residential concepts.
Tour & Taxis, Anna Boch Lane, Brussels , Belgium