The restoration and extension of the Embassy of the Gulf Cooperation Council to the European Union located in Brussels.
The beautiful townhouse is signed by renowned mid-century architect Adrien Blomme (1878-1940). We developed a completely new fully glazed back façade composed of irregular bronze shapes to create light and airy offices and meeting rooms.
- TIMELINE: 2016
- STATUS: In Progress
- LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium
- CATEGORY: Office
- SIZE: 1,386 m2
- PROGRAM: Embassy // Offices / Meeting rooms / Ambassador office / Lobby / Restrooms / Caretaker room / Kitchen / Drivers waiting room / Parking / Storage / Garden landscape / Roof Terrace
- CLIENT: Delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council to the European Union / The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
IN THE INTERIOR WE COMBINED ELEMENTS OF THE ORIGINAL LANDMARK BUILDING, LUXURIOUS MATERIALS AND CONTEMPORARY INTERVENTIONS TO CREATE PRESTIGIOUS RECEPTION HALLS AND COMFORTABLE WORKSPACES.
In the interior we used a palette of natural hard-wearing materials – such as marble, patinated brass, bronze, oak timber and leather surfaces – that complement the original architecture and its elegant proportions but update it with “modern & elegant “ details.
THE GROUND FLOOR’S GRAND SPACES – A “VERDE ALPI” MARBLE AND ITALIAN TRAVERTINE ENTRANCE HALL, A STAIRCASE AND A TRIPLE-HEIGHT CENTRAL HALL – HAVE BEEN REWORKED TO HOST A SERIES OF SOCIAL SPACES.