Gare Maritime - Brussels info

At the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, the former Gare Maritime freight station will be transformed into a lively new district with squares, courtyards, a food hall and ten new built-in volumes. The Gare Maritime head-end, built between 1902 and 1907, was at the time the main railway junction of the port of Brussels. The impressive building with a surface area of almost 40,000m² creates space for various urban activities such as shops, offices, exhibition spaces, markets and festivities.

Under the supervision of Neutelings Riedijk Architects, responsible for the architecture of the new buildings, OMGEVING was responsible for the design of the covered outdoor space and the site monitoring in cooperation with Bureau Bouwtechniek. The eye-catcher of the Gare Maritime is the central open hall, constructed in reused cobblestones, where various temporary activities can take place. The central hall is flanked by ten inner gardens, each with a thematical interpretation.


title Gare Maritime
location Brussels
client Neutelings Riedijk Architects
contact person Kevin De Neve
status completed
period 2017-2020
surface area 40,000 m²
schedule design public space and planting plan
tasks design, technical detailing, site supervision
project team Björn Bracke, Iwein Mertens, Leen De Groote, Luc Wallays, Peter Seynaeve, Tine Daems
project leader Björn Bracke
partnership Bureau Bouwtechniek
constructor Van den Berghe, Ecoworks and Ebben (vegetation)