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Conversion, reversibility and the circular economy: the new issue of BuzzWords is available to download now!
According to the UN, 54% of the world's population now lives in cities. By 2050, this number will rise to 66%. As a result of society becoming more urbanised, urban models need a rethink. Gone are the days where hyper-specialised or single-function buildings rule the roost. Instead, we now need to dream up mutable buildings, which can transform themselves, in sync with the constantly changing global environment, in order to provide a solution for the world's major social, environmental and economic needs.
OXY or the contemporary revival of the Centre Monnaie in Brussels
Located above De Brouckère station, the iconic building constructed in the 70s and known, in particular, for its cross shape is currently undergoing an ambitious renovation programme. The aim is to create a new sustainable Brussels destination for great work, life and entertainment.
Women in Real Estate - Geneviève Debaisieux
Geneviève Debaisieux, a Senior Consultant within BNP Paribas Real Estate's Advisory division, tells us about her rather unusual career path that led her to the real estate world, as well as the different tasks that make her everyday work in Brussels so rewarding.
The offices of tomorrow? They're much more than just workspaces!
The last two years have had a major impact on our lifestyles, fundamentally revolutionising the way that we work. The advent of flex-offices is transforming office buildings and this now lies at the heart of company strategies. In particular, this transformational approach is built around providing a personalised and immersive user experience in order to make teams want to get back to the office.
31 Central : Latest-generation offices right in the heart of Brussels
Constructed in 1966, the iconic tower on Rue de l'Hôpital in Brussels has completed its transformation following an ambitious facelift that has restored the status of this iconic building. Renamed "31Central", the building now houses contemporary workspaces whose capacity in terms of workstations/fresh air supply ranks among the best, ensuring the building meets the new needs of occupants and the new demands of the post-Covid era.