MIIX and LIFE have opted for a mixed typology of dwellings (approximately 120 residential units), grouped in various volumes, which guarantees a liveable scale and identity. The project is located in a communal park with a number of supporting communal functions. The aim is to attract a wide diversity of end-users with various backgrounds and ages, including large and small families, who can support and inspire each other.
An important focus on architectural quality, sustainability and ecology guarantee the maximal quality of life and permanence of value for the next 50 years in this peaceful, green oasis. Together with the owner of the neighbouring plot, a total plan will likely be elaborated so that the entirety of the total development is harmoniously embedded in a communal park environment.
Archipel is a village located in Uccle, one of the southernmost and greenest of the Brussels municipalities, just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ green lung, Ter Kamerenbos and the adjacent Zoniënwoud. Archipel is 10 minutes by train from the Grand Place and has excellent connections to the rest of Belgium (Brussels Ring Road to E19 in 5 minutes). Because of this hybrid character (simultaneously green and urban), Uccle has always been one of the most attractive Brussels’ municipalities in which to live.
After the relocation of the biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to a new development in Groot-Bijgaarden, Futurn, a sister company of LIFE that specialises in SME development, became the owner of the former office complex close to the Calevoet Station. Given that the site is better suited to a residential redevelopment, LIFE is taking over the site together with a partner developer, MIIX, to realise this unique residential project.