Josaphat

The Josaphat site forms the center of a series of utopias that reflect different eras.

Status

competition

Location

Schaarbeek

Surface

36.285 m2

Client

BPI Real Estate Belgium SA, Besix Real Estate Development SA and Entreprise Jacques Delens SA

Team

Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Jacopo Luini, Enrico Onofri, Olmo Peeters

In collaboration with

Carlos Arroyo Architects, Suède 36, Wagon Landscaping, eld

On the west side, we have the 19th century Terdelt city garden, whereas the flower garden houses along the Bloemtuinenlaan on the east side form a 20th century living ideal. These utopias form the history of our habitat, in the midst of which we want to develop a new haven that meets the needs of our time, integrates our social, technical and economic developments and supports the ambitions of 21st century citizens. In our masterplan, we integrate different cultures and new family models, in other words the harmonization of different sensibilities.

This immense wasteland will urbanise into a new Schaarbeek living space, aiming to become an integral part of the Brussels region. The master plan clearly expresses the intention to create housing that will form an integral part of the park. Our project proposes to establish continuity between the different spaces and landscapes of the site. Each facade faces a green field, each field is an integral part of Parc Josaphat.