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CityCampus, Mixed-use project with an SME agro-park for businesses, social housing and student housing, Gryson Site, Anderlecht

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CityCampus, Mixed-use project with an SME agro-park for businesses, social housing and student housing, Gryson Site, Anderlecht

Discipline: 
On an old industrial site of 17.600m² , near Ceria and Coovi in Anderlecht, Brussels, a mix of SME agro-park for businesses, social housing and student housing will rise. The mix of functions will create a dynamic, enriching environment for all users. In total the site will contain 72 units for social housing, 298 units for students, and 18 workshops (5000m²) for small agro-businesses.

The hangars, offices and a house that were located on the site before, were demolished to make way for 72 social apartments, 298 student apartments, 18 workshops for agribusinesses and food companies (5000m²), a community space for social services serving young adults and 94 parking spaces. The design divides the site visually in two parts separated by a qualitative public space: a traffic-free residential area where local residents can meet. The new social housing blends in well with the existing housing in the neighbourhood. Each workshop opens towards the public square and is reachable for freight traffic from the inner courtyard, that is covered with a green, accoustic canopy to reduce the noise disturbance for the surrounding homes. The workshops are modular and adaptable to different types of activities. The social housing and student homes will be located above the ground-floor workshops. Each apartment opens onto a pleasant roof garden that promotes the interaction between residents. All apartments have a private terrace or balcony, the homes along the hamlet each have a private garden. For the students, communal living, study and relaxation rooms are spread over the entire building.

With this design, we aim to provide the basic needs of the program, and also include qualitative common spaces that bring togetherness, social contact and the identity of the CityCampus-site to a higher level.

Team:
ORG architecture
Crepain Binst Architecture
VK engineers
Van Roey
Client:
collaboration between the SLRB citydev.brussels, city of Anderlecht and Anderlechtse Haard.

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