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Masterplan and refurbishment of 11.11.11's headquarters in Brussels

The headquarters of 11.11.11 is located in central Brussels in a five-storey former flax factory. About a hundred employees work there. NU’s design brief was to transform the sometimes neglected space into a pleasant and bright workplace where meeting and collaborating on the one hand, and focusing, on the other, are central.

NU’s design introduces a new way of working together and strengthens the relationship with the central courtyard. NU designed new outdoor spaces for the renovation project. The small existing courtyard is extended with a spacious terrace and a small intimate garden. A staircase of painted steel leads to the courtyard, connecting the fragmented outdoor spaces that recharge the workshop and add new light-rich resting points to the whole.

In the second phase, the role and spatial (urban) potential of the building will be further defined and elaborated in an entire reconversion.

  • client 11.11.11 vzw
  • location Brussels
  • date 2016 - present
  • status first phase completed, second phase in progress
  • icw Groep INTRO (gardening), BruSteel (execution gate)
  • contractor Novo
  • engineering office Pieter Lootens, Lambda-max bvba
  • team NU Esmeralda Bierma, Yann Courouble, Konstantijn Verbrugge, Arian Schelstraete, Karel Verdonck