The many influences of Brussels’ architecture, from the 30ies and 40ies, are playfully accorded into its composition. From Art Deco period to the modern industrial era. Bricks are alternated by contrast of concrete made ornaments. The covered terraces are considered as an extension of the living area.
As Tour & Taxis keeps evolving over time, a new phase of the Park Lane residential neighbourhood sees the light. The consortium of three architects (awg, NoA, Sergison Bates) have divided the designs evenly among themselves. Read more about the architects and their vision here.
In the second phase of the project, construction will mainly take place around the somewhat more intimate courtyards of Park Lane. And that is reflected in the architecture. The industrial influences are more absent here because the architects opted for the warmth, character, urban appearance and beautiful aging process of brick. Where did the mustard come from? Classic city houses in Paris, London or Milan that are still surrounded by greenery or have a lush garden.
For Oakland, located along Park Lane, inspiration was sought a little more in the city centers. The typical London bay windows give the building a certain voluminousness, rhythm and a lot of character. Thanks to the bay windows, the residents enjoy different perspectives on the outside of the park and the alley, as well as extra light at different times during the day. Discover our apartments here.
Just as the exterior of each building is unique, the same applies to the entrance halls. They are not just a space that one passes through, they are conceived as part of your home, where it is cozy and pleasant to stay thanks to the indoor-outdoor relationship and the attention to beautiful materials such as mosaic tiles and art deco lighting.
You might have to pass through a beautiful archway before entering the entrance hall and some entrances have even been decorated with handmade pigmented Spanish tiles on the ceiling, always in the same pattern, but in different colors per entrance. The same principle that applies to the entire site is therefore also further translated within a design: diversity, within the unit.
In this second phase of the project, construction will mainly take place around the somewhat more intimate courtyards of Park Lane.
The designers of AWG architects became inspired by a Brussels icon: villa Empain. This Art Deco villa is one of the most remarkable architectural gems of our capital and also leaves its mark on some of the Park Lane buildings. This is how you see the rounded corners return to Liberty.