The design by Baukunst and Bruther, winner of the call for project designers organised by the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) for the construction of ‘Media House’ in mediapark.brussels. The building, with a floor space of some 10,000 m2, will be constructed at the corner of Boulevard Reyers and Rue Colonel Bourg, on land belonging to the SAU-MSI.
It will house BX1, screen.brussels, the IHECS Academy, the Brussels Video Centre, an innovation platform dedicated to the media/audiovisual sector, and consisting of a co-working space and a business center, a catering outlet open to the public on the ground floor and shared facilities, including an auditorium that can also be used as a theatre and screening room.
The construction budget amounts to 16 million euros.
The SAU-MSI and the four main future occupants have decided to name the building Frame. Frame will be one of the first new buildings in mediapark.brussels – a flagship building in this new creative Brussels district dedicated to the media.
The architects are now working on the definitive design. The SAU-MSI plans to submit the planning application in July 2018 and to start work in 2019. The building should be finished and ready for its occupants to move in by 2021.