Paleizenstraat 153 - 1030 Brussels
T 022444430 F 022444431 E

construction of a youth center

Location :
Forest, Brussels
Client :
Commune of Forest
Cost :
685.906,00 EUR excl VAT
Surface :
365 m2
Team :
AgwA + Ferričre Architectes
Subcontractors :
JZH & Partners
Planning :
Category :
For this youth house in Brussels, the client asked for large, open floors. This proved impossible to achieve due to the small size of the plot.

Split levels minimise the impact of vertical circulations. They develop around a central core containing all technical and wet spaces. Visual and programmatic continuity is introduced between all different spaces and levels, which improves the feeling of spaciousness without compromising the possibility of isolating some of the more dedicated spaces.

An independent larger multifunction floor is located at the street and garden level. The succession of floors leads to a roof terrace looking over the garden.

The elevations are striped horizontally from wall to wall by prefabricated concrete elements. They are alternatively placed on or below the slabs, forming connections between spatial, programmatic and technical specificities, introducing variations in space and appearance.