Rubens castle

Architect : Heritage and Vision
Client : Flemish Government - Flanders Special Venues - Facilities Agency
Advisors : Omgeving (landscape), Bureau Bouwtechniek (sustainability), Triconsult (stability), Herelixka (techniques), Studio Dott (wayfinding), United Experts (supporting experts)
Location : Zemst
Timing : 2023 
Status : design phase

Technical advice I Integral sustainability advice

Master plan and restoration of Rubens castle in Zemst.  

Rubens Castle and its domain will play an important role in the story collection of the "Flemish Castles and Gardens Network". The site will be a model for similar sites in Flanders. 

This project will also investigate how contemporary and potential problems and questions can be addressed in a historical building. The results of this research will inspire other projects in terms of energy, sustainability and integral accessibility. 

Durability meter
After the selection of sustainable efforts, BB will monitor the execution using the sustainability meter GRO of the Flemish government, since 2016 the new manual for building in the future. This tool allows the different durable aspects to be measured and enables us to relate them to each other during the different phases of a building - design, execution and usage. We are convinced that this working method is the key to the realization of a sustainable building.

Bureau Bouwtechniek assumes the role of sustainability coordinator and is responsible for : 

  • sustainability,  
  • circular construction  
  • and the energy study. 

Team BB : ir. arch. Robbe Verelst