31 January 2024

Royale Belge Nominated for MIPIM And RES Awards

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The iconic Royal Belge building has been nominated for no less than three awards: ‘Best Conversion Project’ (MIPIM), ‘Best Mixed-use Project’ (MIPIM) and ‘Best Commercial Development’ (RES).


Originally designed by René Stapels and Pierre Dufau, Royale Belge is an audacious example of the luxurious business architecture of the 1960s. Originally developed as the headquarters of Royale Belge Insurance, today the more than 40,000 m² listed building meets all contemporary requirements, without losing its heritage value and offers, in addition to office and coworking space, a 180-room hotel, conference centre, food market, three restaurants and a fitness centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The impressive new vertical hall connects the spaces on the ground, first and second floors and allows light to penetrate to the core of the building.

Together with Urbicoon, Foresite and APE, CORES Development has been working on the reconversion of the impressive office building.  The new Royal Belge building, conceived and designed by Caruso St John Architects and Bovenbouw Architectuur, has been completed in collaboration with DDS+.

We eagerly await the final of the 6th edition of the RES Awards, which will take place on 22 February in Brussels. These will be followed by the MIPIM Awards Ceremony in Cannes on 14 March.