Administrative centre Herman Teirlinck

Architect: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten (Rotterdam) in collaboration with Conix RDBM architects 
Client: VAC De Meander nv 
Advisors: Dieter De Vos Architecten (chef de projet), NEY + Partners (stabilité), Bureau d'études Boydens (techniques), Scala Consultants (acoustique), Arcadis Belgium (la sécurité incendie), Probam (coordination de sécurité)
Location: Bruxelles
Surface: 66.500 m² 
Timing execution:  2015 - 2017
Budget: € 90.000.000
Status: realized 

© Filip Dujardin & Giulia Frigerio

Images: Neutelings Riedijk Architects / A2STUDIO

Project support I Collaboration

Construction of a new office building for the Flemish government on the site of Tour & Taxis in Brussels. This new building provides accommodation for approximately 2.600 employees and is located on a historic site which is transformed into a new neighborhood of 45 hectares with a park, offices, houses, shops and schools. At the same time a park of over 20 hectares is being built.

Low-rise buidling with tower accent
The Flemish Administrative Centre is a low-rise building of six storeys with a small accent tower of seven additional floors. In analogy with the Royal Depot which is also located at this site, the building gets a covered indoor street with connecting courtyards.

With an area of about 46,000 m², the Herman Teirlinck building is the largest passive office building in Belgium. Distinctive elements include low-E levels, the low net energy demand for heating and the low primary energy consumption for cooling and auxiliary power. Concerning 'environment and sustainability', the building achieves a maximum score because of the outstanding performance of the use of water (drain and paving) and materials.

Facade advice and execution
The façade is designed and realised in masonry in a non-conventional bond. Together with the strict alignment of the façade, the application of pre-frames for the exterior joinery and the (wind) loads in high-rise buildings, this forms an important point of attention that is closely monitored both in the design phase and during execution in order to achieve a high-quality result.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of the design team from the execution phase. BB leads the monitoring of the execution. 

Team BB: prof. arch. Jan Moens, arch. Raf De Preter, arch. Bart Van den Bossche, ir. arch. Paulus Present, arch. Willem Broekaert, arch. ass. Katie Van der Borght, ir. arch. Marie Lievrouw