Gabriel Uzgen Appointed as Chair of ULI Belgium & Luxembourg
Gabriel Uzgen, CEO of BESIX Real Estate Development (BESIX RED), is the new chair of ULI Belgium & Luxembourg. Find out more.
The ULI Europe Awards for Excellence, which recognise exemplary urban development projects in the EMEA region, highlight best practice examples that have adapted to challenges posed by the pandemic.
Gare Maritime, Brussels, has been named as one of the five recipients of the 2021 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence from across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. All of the equal winning projects this year have demonstrated key attributes related to flexibility, reuse and resilience in light of the challenges to real estate imposed by the global pandemic. They were commended for becoming best practice examples in their respective areas of real estate, ranging from affordable and mixed-tenure housing; regeneration of industrial sites and community building; circular building with an emphasis on reuse and sustainability; and city/town centre regeneration.
Other recipients of the award include: EDGE Grand Central, Berlin, Germany, Harrow Square, London, United Kingdom, LX Factory, Lisbon, Portugal and Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration, Wokingham, United Kingdom.
Gare Maritime is a uniquely ambitious urban regeneration project that has repurposed a former freight station into a highly sustainable new forum to live, eat, work, play and learn. It consists of 30,000m² workspace, 10,000m² retail space, 2,500m² food & beverage space (food hall with food and beverage offerings), 7,500m² equipment space as well as other functions such as events spaces. This building, which has been redesigned by architects Neutelings-Riedijk, will be the new focal point of the entire Tour & Taxis site. The implementation and results of the Gare Maritime project are an example in circular building. The integrity of the century-old industrial building has been preserved in the redevelopment process, while its function has been modernised with durability in mind.