|Offices:||Min. 2.280 m2||> Max. 5.280 m2|
As a vision to develop the Tour & Taxis site into an inclusive living environment, the principal idea of the Gare Maritime project is to make a city quarter under a roof, with a mixed program of working, shopping, entertaining, eating, drinking through public and private spaces and events.
As a former railway station, the Gare Maritime is going to become the very heart of the Tour & Taxis project, it will be a place for innovation where start-ups and established companies will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic ecosystem to accelerate the development and commercialization of new products, services and technologies that transform the way we live, work and relax. Thanks to the building’s monumental volume and large expanses of glass, a unique environment full of air and light will be created.
This combination of an early 20th century station hall with contemporary additions will make Gare Maritime a unique project, it will become a vivid part of the city by the placement of 12 new volumes, which means +- 45.000m² office spaces under the existing renovated shell. It’ll not only become a pleasant space for daily users, but also an attractive spot in the city of Brussels. Both sides of the central nave are to accommodate retail, showrooms & entertainment facilities, as well as more public-oriented workspaces on the ground floors and next generation workspaces on the upper levels, it will also contain an exhibition & events area, a market area an impressive interior garden with mature trees and a circulation plan that promotes cross connections and amenities that foster collaboration.
These 12 new volumes follow on one hand the wider urban context in terms of urban fabric, and on the other hand they take into account the dimensioning and scale of the existing structure to keep a maximum visibility of the historic structural elements of the building.
The transversal streets give access to the different functions, and at the same time they are connecting the project to the developments and city surrounding Gare Maritime.
Adjacent to the Gare Maritime, the Tour & Taxis park of 9ha has already been partly realized and will connect with a new park along the Canal toward Place Sainctelette.
The Gare Maritime is situated in the north district of Brussels and will be very easily accessible by car, bike and by public transport.
All parking units will be located in an underground parking facility right next to the Gare Maritime and they will provide a centrally located bicycle storage facility.
Employees and clients will have the possibility to use the private shuttle service which connects the Tour & Taxis site with the Brussels North railway station and Place Rogier.
A couple of bus and tram lines stop just in front of the site and the north station is a couple of minutes’ walking from the building.