The Espace Jacqmotte is named after the original owners and occupiers of the building: the well-known Belgian coffee company, Jacqmotte. Constructed in 1860 and redeveloped in the 1950s, the company vacated the site in the mid-1980s. The buildings remained abandoned until the early 1990s, when architects Michel Jaspers & Laurent Jaspers took a special interest in this urban city block and formulated a vision for its renovation and revival. They transformed the location into the Espace Jacqmotte, a genuinely mixed-use ensemble that comprises retail units along the famous Rue Haute.
The entire renovation took place within the original building mass and the rich history of the area is reflected in the details. It is when the doors open, however, that visitors truly discover what the Espace Jacqmotte brings to the Marolles area: a luxuriant green oasis and pond that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.