By 2025, the former headquarters of Sabam (Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers), located at the corner of Rue d'Arlon and Rue Jacques de Lalaing, will give the European quarter in Brussels a brand-new tertiary hallmark.
Let's head to the primary Brussels business district for an exclusive presentation of the future new offices in The Muse building.
A strategic location in Brussels
For the vast majority of companies, the first aspect to take into account when searching for offices to rent or sell remains the geographical location, which determines the company's accessibility as well as its visibility and image. Based on this criterion, The Muse can boast of having one of the most sought-after office addresses in Brussels, as the building is located in the heart of the European quarter, just a short walk from the European Parliament or Place du Luxembourg. This central Brussels location enables employees of the companies using the building to take advantage of a lively neighbourhood with shops, services and three mobility hubs: the Maelbeek metro station (lines 1 and 5) is just 200 metres from the building, Brussels-Schuman station is about 300 metres away and Brussels-Luxembourg station 500 metres.
In addition to this completely central location in the heart of Brussels, The Muse will offer its occupants next-generation offices that are perfectly adapted to new uses. The architectural development envisages the renovation of the 9,900 m² gross surface area to invent contemporary workspaces that are vectors of well-being and quality of life at work.
The project is therefore creating flexible office floors, bathed in natural light, some of which allow access to stunning outdoor spaces. The tone is set right from the lobby with a landscaped inner courtyard surrounded by work and social spaces.
On each floor, The Muse is developing fantastic volumes to be fitted out with a usable area of just over 1,100 m². Finally, the ninth and top floor (which has a terrace on the south side) will be refurbished using cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative material that enables the adoption of sustainable building processes.
An exemplary building
The Muse combines functionality with durability. As such, the building is committed to a demanding environmental performance approach throughout the building’s life cycle, from the renovation project to its operation. The project involves the circular economy and sustainable materials. In addition, carbon-free energy will be produced by rooftop photovoltaic panels and heat pumps. The building will also be equipped with a rainwater recovery system.
On delivery in 2025, THE MUSE will be BREEAM Outstanding & WELL Platinum certified.