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‘Central Gardens’ 134 apartments

Anderlecht, Belgium, Europe

Sector Residential
Client Ion, Vredestraat 53, 8790 Waregem, BE
Architect B2Ai Architects, J. Jordaensstraat 18a, 1000 Brussel, BE
Intervention Construction
Scope Study and following up MEP / EPBD reporting
GFA 14,000 m2
Project status completed
Study January 2012 - September 2012
Execution April 2015 - December 2020

Sustainable Features

reuse rainwater
reuse rainwater
Total technical installations cost:€ 3.033.022,00 excl. VAT
Total construction cost:€ 30.000.000,00 excl. VAT
K Level / Energy class :29-34
 E Level:59-67


Project description:


The new apartment complex ‘Central Gardens’ was built on the site of a former printing factory that was demolished. The residence consists of 134 apartments spread over 6 blocks (A-F) with 3 types of housing units: one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. Blocks B, C and D are interconnected by a common underground car park with a green area above.The building envelope meets contemporary requirements.


The apartments are equipped with type C ventilation, which extracts waste air from, for example, the kitchen, toilet and bathroom. Fresh air is provided through the self-regulating window vents in the living and sleeping areas. The collective system is exhausted via a roof extractor. A high-efficiency gas boiler provides the necessary sanitary and central heating power. Part of the gardens are watered with rainwater that is recovered by means of a hydrophore unit.