May 31, 2024

Gare Maritime winner prix ‘Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme’ 2024

The prix ‘Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme’ is awarded by the Fédération bruxelloise de l’Urbanisme (FBU) who chose to highlight projects that contribute to creating “a livable city” and “a resilient city.”

Gare Maritime, located on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, was declared winner of the Prix Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme (Golden Rules of Urbanism) on May 30st 2024 in the productive, commercial, hotel or administrative category, Gare Maritime finished at the top of the list of candidate projects. Gare Maritime is praised for its exemplary transformation of a historic train hall into a vibrant commercial and administrative center.

Trophy Règles d’or de l’Urbanisme, édition 2024

This project combines the charm of industrial heritage with modern, sustainable architecture and houses a diverse mix of offices, stores, and hospitality. The renovation of Gare Maritime maintained the original structure while introducing innovative solutions such as green roofs, integrated water collection systems, and energy-efficient technologies, contributing to a more sustainable urban landscape.

The multifunctional space stimulates economic activity and creates a dynamic environment for businesses and visitors. The integration of open spaces and walkways connects the site to surrounding neighborhoods, promotes social interaction and makes it a pleasant destination for both work and leisure.

Gare Maritime not only offers 45,000 m2 of office, retail and restaurant space within the 100.000 m2 large transformed former freight railwaystation. The central area houses a large Food Court and hosts small- and large-scale events ranging from lectures, networking meetings, business events, book markets, art fairs, classical concerts, rave parties and sports tournaments such as the World Padel Open. Partly because of this, Gare Maritime is a catalyst for the development of surrounding neighborhoods and for the image of Brussels on a local, national and global level.

Gare Maritiem has been declared the winner. Michiel Riedijk receives the trophy.

Gare Maritime reflects a successful redevelopment of an urban area, strengthening both economic and social values. Gare Maritime is a leading international example of how historic sites can be transformed into modern hubs of commercial and administrative activity, making it a deserved winner of the Prix Règles d’Or’.

Certificate Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme 2024

The Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme is periodically awarded in the form of a trophy, recognizing exemplary projects that enhance urban environments. Every two to three years, the Brussels Federation of Urbanism (B.F.S.) recognizes and awards innovative and sustainable urban projects with the Règles d’Or de l’Urbanisme (Golden Rules of Urbanism). This prestigious award, divided into eight categories, highlights the urban, scenic, and environmental quality of projects, as well as their social impact and innovation. The goal is to promote harmonious urban development and contribute to a livable and resilient city. The award ceremony took place during a gala evening on May 30, 2024.