Five New build public dwellings of « Very High Environmental Quality ». Oriented to let light and sight enter the plot in this very densely built environment along a narrow street, the dwellings are accessed trough a shared inner garden that also contributes to the spatial quality of the street. A large part of the materials are eco-labelled, water is partly heated by solar panels. The designed building performances are beyond the client’s brief, almost reaching the Passive Haus standards.
Client: CPAS of Brussels // Architecture, EPB & Environment: Atelier GIGOGNE & Atelier EUPALINOS // EPB & Environment: Atelier EUPALINOS // Construction Engineer: MATRICHE // Technical Equipment: AXIS-Engineering // Health & Safety: AXIS-Engineering // Quality Control : SECO // Main Contractor: BALCAEN & Fils // Energy Performance: E44-54 (B-rating), heating 22 kWh/m².year - CO2 21-25 kg/m².year // Localisation: Brussels . Belgium // 565 m² // 900.000 € Net // 2008-2013 // pictures © N. Goubau & © Atelier Gigogne & © Marc Detiffe (13-19)