318 POGGE

306 VAL

250 TOUR

218 CRU

198 TOUR

156 ABEH

149 GREN

145 CQDA

138 PWB

126 STA

104 NAV

Navez master plan

Bruxelles
2013
Cost
43000 € HTVA
Surface
15.000 m2
Commanditaire
SDRB / Public
Mission
Etude pour l'élaboration d'un schéma directeur sur le site Navez
Team
Géry Leloutre
David Broekaert
Sandrine Tonnoir
Quentin Nicolaï
Consultant
Daidalos Peutz

The project forms part of the strategic urban renewal programme instituted by the Masui Sustainable District Contract, previously prepared by Karbon’ in collaboration with the Ipé collective. It was extended with a series of complementary projects, the last and main one of which concerned the brownfield redevelopment to the north of the perimeter and a new set of homes and businesses on the edge of the neighbourhood on behalf of SDRB.

The definition of the project’s objective by the client (SDRB) provided inspiration but not much detail: a mixed project. Additionally, the Navez site is located in a singular part of the modern city. At the borders between the consolidated and continuous 19th-century part of the town and the fragmented 20th-century part, the site questions the differences in how the urban landscape is seen from a local and from a metropolitan point-of-view. The project takes on the form of a patch on the contemporary disparity of Brussels’ spaces, but even as an urban fragment, it also finds harmony with its surrounding urban conditions and materials, thereby taking part in building a more comprehensible town on a larger scale. From the methodology point of view, the thought process consisted of three stages. Addressing the issues with the space constraints by defining the conditions of the site; building various scenarios using this information with a forward-looking study of the programme; evaluating these scenarios and preparing the final project

102 JON

051 BRU

049 CQM

016 CQNP