On 20 October 2021, the Greater Paris Investment Agency and Maison de l’architecture Ile-de-France awarded the International Prize for the conversion of office buildings into housing (Prix International de la Transformation de bureau en logements). The Cosmopolitan received a special mention from the jury within this contest that rewards remarkable achievements for the conversion of tertiary buildings into residential developments, both in terms of architectural quality as well as usage-driven innovations. The award demonstrates BESIX RED’s commitment to sustainable and responsible developments.
The Cosmopolitan consists of the refurbishment of an obsolete office building into a residential tower (158 residential units, 1.500 sqm offices and 50 parking spaces), located in Brussels’ city center. Besides its contribution to the revitalization of an abandoned historic district, The Cosmopolitan reinforces the site’s potential by creating a new offer of high-end apartments in a heterogeneous neighborhood.
Read the full press release here (only available in French).