Originally completed in 1975, the 9-storey Cortenbergh Seventy One project is a typical building in terms of size – 7,280 square meters of office spaces – of what was being built in the 1970s in the Brussels CBD. The project has now been entirely rebuilt around its original concrete structure in order to create a brand new office building responding to current market en environmental needs. Since the building was too small to correspond to today’s market needs such as the ones of the large European administrations, the architectural concept consisted in creating a building with a landmark identity for high-end specific tenants looking for such visibility in a location close to the European Union headquarters a couple of blocks away.
Besides the quality finishes of the renovated entrance hall, the space has been entirely rethought and is now welcoming the occupants and visitors with a newly created double-height lobby. The back of the project has been arranged in the form of a peaceful landscaped rest area. But what makes Cortenbergh Seventy One quite unique on the Brussels scenery is its convex façade creating slightly larger floor plates at mid-height than the lower and upper ones. The building being located on a corner site, Cortenbergh Seventy One has become one of the buildings attracting the most the attention of the thousands of commuters entering the area via the Cortenbergh Avenue.