Designed by ASSAR architects and developed by Allfin, the Mondrian project located in the heart of the European district in Brussels is nominated for the MIPIM Awards 2005 in the business centres category.
The 19,297-square-metre 8-storey office project includes 189 parking spaces and is characterised by an architecture which is juxtaposing timeless classicism and elegance with the transparency of contemporary modern design.
Mondrian which evolves around a glass-enclosed atrium and an open-air courtyard integrates in its contemporary design the preserved faÃ§ade of a former building of the 1920s. This spacious ensemble is bathed in an oasis of light throughout the vast interior volume. It is comprised of two units which can function either together as a single project, or separately. The two sections are connected by walkways which seem to float through the atrium, giving access to views over the esplanade on one side and over a landscaped garden on the other side. In addition, Mondrian features some of the largest floor plates in the Capital of Europe with typical levels comprised of more than 3,000 mÂ².
Mondrian which is entirely let to the European Union is owned by German investor DIFA. It is the second project designed by ASSAR architects to be nominated for a MIPIM Award. In 2000, the RÃ©sidence Novalis, also in Brussels, has been awarded a MIPIM Award in the residential category.
Source: ASSAR Architects