French co-living pioneer’s first step in Belgium in Eaglestone's Twin Falls project

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Didier Van Den Eynde

'Twin Falls’, previously known as ‘Twin House’, located in Brussels West is a new Eaglestone project to convert obsolete office buildings into an urban mixed project. Based on a design by the architectural firm B2AI, the project will give the building a radically new identity, while conserving 75% of the structure. All centred around a green square, the complex will include offices, 131 apartments and a co-living residence of 2.750 m² to be operated by French specialist Colonies.

We're extremely happy with this first partnership with Colonies,” says Benoit Galoux, Chief Commercial Officer at Eaglestone, “and we hope to replicate this experience elsewhere”. Following the recent submission of a permit application, Eaglestone is now preparing an implementation file that remains true to its values: wooden structure for the new parts of the building, biodiversity on the site, architectural quality and carbon neutrality

Co-living nurtures social connections

The difficulties faced by young workers and expats in finding accommodation in cities and a growing need for sharing and exchanging are issues that Eaglestone plans to address by creating this 2,750m² co-living space operated by Colonies. This new form of accommodation brings together a community centred around the same interests. Each resident of the co-living project will share common spaces for living and working together, while also having their own space to enjoy their privacy.

In total, Twin Falls will offer 66 private rooms across 7 floors and 7 large apartments known as ‘homes’. Each of these homes has private spaces and a semi-shared space. On the ground floor, the developer will install ‘super-shared space’ comprising a lounge, a shared working space, a laundry room, a fitness room and a film (projection) room.

First step for Colonies in Belgium

Founded in 2017 by Amaury Courbon, Alexandre Martin and François Roth, French company Colonies is a pioneering scale-up on the coliving market. Its 40 residences in the Ile de France, Paris, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux and Germany each accommodate between 8 and 20 tenants, urbanites looking for equipped, affordable, tastefully designed living spaces that reduce all the friction points of a normal colocation.

François Roth, comments Colonies entry into the Belgian co-living market: “We have long been convinced of the relevance of the Brussels market and are very pleased with this first transaction with Eaglestone. We are very proud to be able to offer a high quality co-living product with comfortable and stylish private spaces, generous communal spaces and access to outdoor areas, allowing us to offer a product of a different scale and with services that truly differentiate it from the existing local offer.”

Anixton provided consultation to Colonies about this deal.

In a video interview from Le Figaro, François Roth explains whatwhat he believes to be the DNA of co-living.
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