Address Place De Brouckère, Brussels

Surface 40.000m²

Site 1ha

Project description

This project in the heart of Brussels, just a stone’s throw from the Grand Place, involves the demolition and reconstruction (and renovation of the parts that are protected as monuments) of the headquarters of the insurance company Allianz into a mixed-use complex with a predominantly residential purpose. For the ground floors, a new concept of shops and services will be developed to create a lively atmosphere for the surrounding streets and the De Brouckère square.

Budget Confidential

Project period 2019 – 2026

Delivery phase 2026

Final client BPI Real Estate and Immobel

Designers A2RC

MEP engineering CES

WELL comfort guidance and Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)

The office area is strongly committed to the comfort of its future users. In order to project this, SuReal was appointed to supervise the WELL certification for this part of the project. WELL is the first certification system based exclusively on the influence of the built environment on health and well-being.

WELL focuses on 10 themes: air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind and community. During several workshops, the design will is made WELL-proof.

A life cycle assessment of a building is the calculation of its ecological impact over its entire life cycle. This analysis considers both the impact of the materials used and the energy consumed during the use phase of the building. The Brouck’R project consists of the demolition, maintenance and reconstruction of the major part of a block in the centre of Brussels.


Based on the LCA results, the project is compared with benchmarks of other similar buildings. In order to reduce the CO2 footprint, several improvement principles are proposed according to the 80/20 principle. The focus is on a rather small number of types of materials that generate the heaviest environmental impact.

SuReal’s role

WELL guidance for the office part



Full LCA of the whole project