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Office building ‘Herman Teirlinck’ - 14.047


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The 'Herman Teirlinck Building' is an office complex located on the 'Tour & Taxis' site in Brussels. When finished in 2017 it will house the new administrative center of the Flemish Government (VAC).The project was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, a Dutch office that amongst other things has designed the MAS project in Antwerp. The VAC-building in Brussels consists of a 6 level podium surmounted by a a tower of 60 meters. The project comprises 46,000 sqm. of usable space, complemented by 2 basement levels for archives and a parking lot for 311 cars.

Specific features

The offices are organized around spacious glazed inner courtyards. This offers a lot of natural light and pleasant views between the different departments. Like the iconic adjacent Royal Depot, the new project features a semi-public covered gallery with public facilities such as a restaurant, auditoriums and reception areas.The reinforced concrete beam and column structure is organized around a 7,2m square grid. Over the covered gallery where there are wide spans and cantilevers, particularly at the entrances , steel frameworks are used to carry the loads.


In accordance with the Design Manual of the Flemish Government the Brussels' VAC project achieved a 4-star rating for its exemplary design in terms of durability. With an E-level of only E34 it meets the Flemish limit for an 'almost energy-neutral building'. It will also meet the requirements of the Passive Building Standard of the Brussels Region.

  • 2014

  • 2015

  • Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

  • Project Tour & Taxis

  • Brussels, Belgium

  • 46000 m2

  • In execution
  • NRA