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11
May

NATO HQ in Brussels, a presentation by Renaud Chevalier

Renaud Chevalier, Managing Director of Assar Architects in Belgium, will be attending this year’s INGLASS Warsaw (October 11), where he will talk about three big projects of the firm: Treurenberg in Brussels, NATO HQ in Brussels and AGC Technovation Center in Gosselies.

About the speaker

Renaud Chevalier, Architect and Partner of Assar Architects since 2007, has extensive management experience involving large and long term projects such as the new NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium. Fluent in four languages (French, English, Dutch and Italian), his international experiences and practices have led him to manage various projects in Belgium and abroad. He has been the coordinator of the multidisciplinary team of the building project of the new prison in Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium.

As CEO of Assar Architects since 2011, Renaud Chevalier is open to new ideas and always responsive to clients, partners and teams within the office. He responds with creativity and pragmatism to the new challenges regarding Assar Architects long-term future and growth.

Treurenberg

ASSAR 1 Treurenberg

Renovation of an office building with a zero energy and BREEAM excellent goal.

The building is articulated around an atrium which opens at the ground floor via a patio giving on the enclosure and develops a splendid interior space on the fifth floor overhanging the historical center of Brussels. This space opens on an external terrace.

The objective is to propose a building, whose envelope, equipment and finishing respect the criteria of a green building: energy saving in the long run, with an “Excellent” BREEAM certification.

NATO HQ

ASSAR 2 NATO

Construction of the new permanent offices in Brussels.

The project for the new NATO permanent headquarters in Brussels has a total surface area of 240,000 m² divided into 8 large wings, 4 small wings, an agora, a conference centre, an information centre, a staff centre (consisting of facilities such as a restaurant, sports and leisure installations, a bank and shops). Due to its function, it was necessary to provide a building that is highly secure, comfortable, functional and ultramodern, with advanced communications and information technology installations. The new NATO headquarters also uses innovative energy saving technologies, which will also ensure long-term viability and cost-effectiveness to the building.

AGC Technovation Center

ASSAR 3 AGC

Construction of a research centre for the analysis and the development of AGC glass products.

The AGC technovation center is a fully dedicated facility to research, development and analysis of AGC glass products. It contains within a single and unique building laboratory, research equipments, halls, industrial areas, offices, and meeting-room dedicated to the different AGC services and research team.

Awards

2015 AGC TECHNOVATION CENTER
Gosselies, Belgium, 2013, 22,000 m².
Finalist of the Mipim Awards 2015 in the «Best Industrial & Logistics Development» category.

2013 STEEL Headquarters
Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 2011, 1,330 m².
Finalist of the Mipim Awards 2013 in the «Best Industrial & Logistics Development» category.

2012 LAVOISIER
Brussels, Belgium, 2011, 31,400 m².
Finalist of the Mipim Awards 2012 in the «Best Industrial & Logistics Development» category.

2011 VERTIGO
Luxembourg, 2010, 33,700 m².
Winner of a FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Luxembourg 2011 in the «Office» category.

2011 LES RIVES DE CLAUSEN
Luxembourg, 2011, 34,359 m².
Winner of a ECCS – European Steel Design Award Luxembourg 2011.

2011 LES RIVES DE CLAUSEN
Luxembourg, 2011, 34,359 m².
Winner of a FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Luxembourg 2011 in the «Environmental» category.

2010 STIB Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium, 2009, 30,000 m².
Winner of a MIPIM Award 2010 in the «Refurbished Office Building» category.