Last week, the annual architecture awards ceremony of De Architect magazine took place in Amsterdam. The Brussels Gare Maritime, by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, received the ARC20 Architecture Award. The design was realised in collaboration with Ney & Partners, Boydens engineering, OMGEVING, and Bureau Bouwtechniek. The station building was carefully restored in a first phase by Jan de Moffarts Architects, Bureau Bouwtechniek, Ney & Partners, and Boydens engineering. The historic Gare Maritime on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels was transformed into a new part of the city on behalf of Extensa.
The interior volumes of the Gare Maritime represent a total of 9000 m³ of structural timber, of which 3000 m³ is laminated, and 6000 m³ is cross-laminated timber (CLT). This makes the Gare Maritime the largest timber construction project in Europe and a strong reference for our Timber engineers of Ney & Partners WOW.