AG Campus / evr-Architecten
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The renovation of the AG Campus is an formidable and sustainable mission within the heart of Brussels. It introduces gentle, air, and house. All through the renovation, supplies have been chosen as sustainably as potential, and most effort was made to protect and reuse supplies from the prevailing constructing. The roof of the brand new extension was carried out fully as a inexperienced roof and extra inexperienced areas have been added within the backyard, including in complete greater than 1500m2 of inexperienced areas within the coronary heart of Brussels.
The mission AG Campus is a renovation of the bottom degree of an current constructing within the very heart of Brussels. The campus is a gathering and studying place and consists of school rooms, assembly rooms, a giant lounge space, two massive auditoria, and far more. To understand a supported and sustainable mission, an integral, transversal, and built-in strategy was put ahead from the start.
The primary aim of the mission was to introduce gentle, house, a connection to nature, and luxury for the individuals who use the constructing. Earlier than the renovation, the bottom ground was a sequence of separate, darkish rooms. Any type of interplay was absent. The brand new Campus needs to be open and communicative, to stimulate “dwelling collectively” and “working collectively”, in an open conscious approach. To this finish, the bottom ground was redesigned utterly.
The present extension of the constructing was rethought when it comes to flexibility, daylight, the connection with the prevailing internal and outer areas, photo voltaic positive aspects, and spatiality. Two spacious patios have been carried out between the prevailing constructing and the extension. This intervention not solely gives loads of daylight but in addition creates views and organizes an intimate, altering relationship between inside and out of doors, nature and the seasons. The backyard was renovated as effectively, including a number of massive inexperienced areas to spice up biodiversity. Along with this, the brand new roof of the extension is inexperienced, leading to a complete of a further 1500m2 of inexperienced areas within the metropolis heart.
The mission additionally tries to set the best ranges when it comes to the surroundings, with photo voltaic panels for renewable vitality, buffering or re-using rainwater, and thorough re-use of constructing supplies. For recommendation on reuse and building supplies, we bought help from Rotor. Rotor is a cooperative design apply that investigates the group of the fabric surroundings. We expect it’s essential to spotlight this type of mission in order that it will probably act as an incentive for future initiatives.