Herman Teirlinck Building

The Herman Teirlinck building on the site of Tour & Taxis houses the Flemish Government. The meander shape creates a diverse building volume that integrates naturally with the urban blocks along the Havenlaan. All common functions for employees, such as the restaurant, reception rooms, auditoriums and exhibition space, are connected via a covered interior street. On the upper levels the office floors are situated around four green courtyards that contribute to a healthy and pleasant climate. This creates a clear building with an abundance of natural light. With a height of 60 meters, the project is a recognizable element of Brussels’ skyline. The Herman Teirlinck building is the largest detached passive office building of Belgium and meets the highest standards in terms of sustainability and energy performance: no less than 4 stars according to the ‘Valuation for office buildings’ by the Flemish government. Neutelings Riedijk Architects designed this office as a compact building with optimal daylight access and the most advanced installations for climate control and energy.

The meander shape creates a diverse building volume that integrates naturally with the existing urban context

Project data


Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan 88, Brussels


Multifunctional office building for the Flemish Administration: reception, meeting rooms, auditoriums, restaurant, cafeteria, exhibition space, sports facilities, courtyards, underground parking

Surface Area

66,500 m2


Passive office building, 4 Stars 'Valuation for office buildings' - Flemish Government

Year Of Completion



Architectural Design
Neutelings Riedijk Architects in collaboration with CONIX RDBM Architects
Architectural Engineering
Bureau Bouwtechniek
Facade reliefs and stairs parapets: Henri Jacobs | Ceiling medaillons: Pieter Vermeersch, Sophie Nys, Aglaia Konrad | Facade poem: Charlotte Van den Broeck
Building Physics
Acoustics: Scala Consultants
VAC De Meander NV (Extensa Group NV & Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen NV)
Cost Consultant
Bureau Bouwtechniek
Landscape Architect
Exterior: Bureau Bas Smets | Courtyards: Avantgarden
Main Contractor
Van Laere NV Algemene Aannemingen
Studiebureau Boydens
Filip Dujardin, Giulia Frigerio
Project Management
Dieter de Vos
Structural Engineer
Ney + Partners