Renovation: Massangis stone makes the link between the past and the present
In Belgium, the renovation of the 48,000 m² of AXA's head office, located at Place du Trône in the heart of Brussels, was designed to create a stimulating workplace for employees. The project is the result of a particularly successful architectural integration of three constructions, one of which dates from the period 1920 - 1930.
The architects (A2RC ARCHITECTS) called on the Massangis Beige Clair stone, marketed by Polycor, to dress the base of the new building and combine it with the historic facades of adjoining buildings. Beyond the architecture, it is all the sustainable aspects of a modern construction that have been integrated into the project.
The complex has been certified BREEAM Excellent and Passives 2015.
“The idea is that the stone Throne building be extended into rue de la Pépinière but also on the facade of AXA's new central building, the entrance building with the same stone. It is really the same stone! There, we found the same stone beds that come to be married. The exostructure blends into the building on the Porte de Namur side, the central building, and should extend onto the elevation of the Trône building. "
© A2RC Architects