Quartz Offices

sustainable office project
The European Quarter in Brussels has a brand new office building. Quartz is a surprisingly refreshing concept in a strategic corner plot location on Avenue des Arts, a stone's throw from the Brussels inner ring road and the Parc de Bruxelles.

Avenue des Arts / Rue Joseph II

Surface area
winning competition design
BREAAM - Excellent certificate
Stijn Bollaert

Open house

Stainless steel curtains create the idea of an ‘open house’. The metaphor converts the dated concept of an anonymous office building into a homelike space for people to work - and live. From certain vantage points, the large glass surfaces provide direct views of the garden behind the building. The passers-by might catch a glimpse of the green courtyard space through the entrance to the underground car park, along the front of the building.

The accentuated entrance, strategically positioned at the corner of the building, invites visitors into a spacious lobby, designed and proportioned as a place of encounter. A ground-floor atrium extends one level down, allowing natural daylight to penetrate into the lower garden level. A floating exterior staircase in architectural concrete connects the ground floor to the sunken garden. The double-height auditorium provides unique opportunities in terms of spaciousness, natural light and the connection to the garden.

Quartz is a first-class, sustainable, 21st century office building centred around its users' quality of living and work. Its facade of glass, white architectural concrete and stainless steel curtains highlights its forward-thinking qualities in a row of anonymous building.

The sustainable office project was given an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM certificate in its design stage.

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