The first hybrid architecture created to add a new dimension to the Northern Quarter ! The ZIN project will provide the business district with a mixed-use complex of residential, working, sporting, leisure, hospitality and retail facilities. One important occupant will be the Flemish Government, taking up 70 000 m² of the office space and moving in by 2013.
The transparent integration of the project into its surroundings creates a high sense of openness, even providing a large orangery open the public in an inviting way. ZIN will bring life, leisure and stimulate interaction 7 days a week. Last but not least : Next to the use of the latest techniques creating a nearly zero-enery performance, aiming for the highest standards in sustainability and circularity, ‘Design for change’ has set adaptability over time as one of the main goals. A design providing flexibility in use and functions, offering a durable, valuable and open perspective looking towards the future