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Oxygen initiated in Auderghem

A new residential project was set in motion yesterday in the southern Brussels commune of Auderghem. Oxygen, a Besix RED development, will see a former office tower demolished and replaced by a complex of 89 apartments from studio to 3-bedroom. Totalling 11,000 m², this project is located alongside the Auderghem Cultural Centre, facing on to the Boulevard du Souverain. It will be a ‘PEB Passive 2015’ construction.

Currently, the old office building is highly visible for the giant fresque which has been painted onto it by artist Sozy One. Believed to be the largest fresque in Brussels (covering an entire façade and more), this fresque will form part of the Auderghem Festival of Arts in May, before disappearing along with the building.

The scheduled delivery date for Oxygen is mid 2019, because as Besix RED director Frédéric van Marcke said, his company liked to act very quickly once it had decided to do something.

Speaking at the event, Auderghem Mayor (and Brussels Region Minister) Didier Gosuin, was extremely eloquent in his passion for smart mobility, and for replacing the car as the main means of entering Brussels in the morning. On this subject, he alluded to the potential dismantling at some point in the future of the viaduct which forms the last part of the E411, bringing it right into his commune. He said that while dissuading commuters from coming into the city by creating constraints at the entry points would eventually be a good way of fluidising mobility, measures such as the demolition of the viaduct could only take place when suitable public transport was available – particularly the RER…

| 27/04/2017

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