CBR building

WAT01 CBR building
Name CBR building
Address Chaussee de la Hulpe 185
Commune Watermael-Boitsfort
Style(s)
  • International
  • Modern 70-80-90

Original use
  • Offices

Year 1970
Architect(s)
  • Lambrichs Marcel
  • Brodzki Constantin

Large office building built between 1967 and 1970 by architects Constantin Brodski and Marcel Lambrichs, on behalf of Belgian Cement producer CBR. A major witness to these years functionalist architecture. In 1980 this building was taken up by the New York Moma in a 200 emblematic buildings list of modern architecture between 1960 and 1980.

Acquired in 2018 by the company Louis De Waele, threatened with major transformations, it was narrowly saved, after being classified by the Brussels Region. Part of the interiors had unfortunately already disappeared.

The building was originally thought of as a total concept, interior furniture, partitions, gardens...

The new owners had to deal with this decision, the building no longer meeting the 21st Century standards... they nevertheless responded very positively to the preservation of the building’s strong identity, which now houses several companies offices.

The building was classified in November 2018 for everything concerning its facade structure and all concrete construction elements, but also certain interior fittings such as woodwork, stairs and even furniture.

WAT01 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos

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