Le Toison d'Or is a 9-storey mixed-use ensemble that fronts a whole city block along the Avenue de la Toison d’Or in uptown Brussels, the most fashionable part of the city. The name of the project reflects its location: it is equidistant from two historic gates to the city, the Porte Louise (wrongly named as it should be Place Louise) and the Porte de Namur, both of which are major landmarks in uptown Brussels. The development will provide 12,816-square-metres of upscale retail space and 14,767-square-metres of high-end housing. The upper levels of the project will contain eighty-four apartments (seventy-two new build and twelve created within three renovated houses on Rue des Chevaliers).
These will be the first newly built residential units created along the boulevard in over fifty years. Eventually, a 1,045-square-metre crèche will be inaugurated – a facility that the whole neighbourhood welcomes.The design of Entre les deux Portes aims to create a link between the chaotic mix of mid- and low-rise urban city blocks at a major crossroad in uptown Brussels. The organic forms of the huge V-shaped portals along the façades are not just an intrinsic part of the structure of the building but a linking element between the lower retail levels and the residential levels above.
In cooperation with UN-Studio
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