Storage building transformed into multifunctional office space
The Corelio site on the Gosset business park in Groot-Bijgaarden, just south of the Brussels Ring Road, used to be a road-side storage building. However, it had a great deal more to offer than that and is now being transformed into a multi-layered and multifunctional business park for multiple users. This work, part of a wider ecological transformation, will allow the building to excel as a versatile office space. The building has been completely stripped of its outer shell, repackaged with a well-insulated lightweight outer wall made of steel liner trays and finished with white corrugated steel sheets. Cantilevered steel boxes are suspended from the facade at a few strategically chosen places, but the most striking feature is the open steel structure on the facade. The intriguing pattern of horizontal bands clad with three types of perforated corrugated sheeting lends the building aesthetic refinement and gives rise to a fascinating interplay of light and shade.