Vincent Callebo is known for his large-scale eco-projects. This time, the architect proposed to transform one of the parts Brussels, which now houses abandoned warehouses. After renovation, this area could become a mixed-use eco-quarter, immersed in greenery.
Vincent Callebo (Vincent Callebaut) presented a project for the restructuring of the former customs zone called Tour & Taxis in Brussels, an area of 40 hectares. It was built back in 1902-1907. After Belgium joined the European Union and the subsequent abolition of borders between the countries, the complex turned out to be of no use to anyone. The architect proposed to reconstruct and redesign the existing buildings there.
Some buildings will house offices, others - residential apartments, and still others - shops and shopping centers. The facades of each building will be decorated with vertical gardens. You can grow fruits and vegetables on the balconies. To maintain the functioning of the infrastructure of the eco-quarter, renewable energy sources will be used there.
So far, this is still only a project, but in the near future it may become a reality. Well, today another task of Vincent Callebo is at the final stage of construction - tower Agora Garden Tower. During the construction of the building, only harmless and recycled building materials were used.