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NEO 2 International Convention Center and Hotel in Brussels
International Convention Center and Hotel Development, Belgium – design by KCAP Architects&Planners
12 Sep 2018
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners
Location: Brussels, Belgium
With the winning competition design for the international Convention center and Hotel by the consortium with CFE / Cofinimmo together with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the second phase of NEO Brussels is taking shape. KCAP, masterplanner of the entire NEO Brussels project, is excited about the progress and the development of a high-quality Convention center. KCAP’s NEO Brussels masterplan prescribes the redevelopment of the Heysel Plateau, one of the most strategic locations in the Brussels Metropole Region. The urban design aims to strengthen the significance of the Heysel and to define it within a framework for sustainable development.
The combined Convention center and Hotel will be a valuable anchor within the masterplan that extends the programmatic diversity of the urban development. Its location will tie together Brussels Expo with the larger collection of attractions and natural surroundings. The Convention center as a destination is supported by the high-quality public transport connections proposed in the masterplan and fits within the sustainability strategy of the larger development. The design likewise respects the historic nature of the context, the importance of the Atomium and the vital connectivity of the pedestrian and public space networks created in the masterplan.
KCAP supervised the design development during the tender procedure and advised the client (NEO scrl whose shareholding is held by the City of Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region) during the different dialogue phases. This was conducted in the context of a multi-disciplinary tender team in which experts from the fields of design, engineering, sustainability, legal and financial aspects closely worked with the client to achieve the best possible result.
The winning design was presented by Jean Nouvel during a press conference in Brussels.
About KCAP Architects&Planners
KCAP Architects&Planners is a leading international design firm specialised in architecture, urbanism and landscape design. KCAP was founded in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse and is led today by eight partners: Xavier Blaringhem, Kees Christiaanse, Jeroen Dirckx, Ruurd Gietema, Anouk Kuitenbrouwer, Irma van Oort, Ute Schneider and Edward Schuurmans. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN) and works with a staff of more than 100 talented international professionals on a wide range of projects throughout Europe and Asia.
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