- Product used: URSA TERRA
- Application: Internal walls
- Building type: Multi-Family Homes
- Architect: Architectural firm Axent
With the boost of investment and public-private partnerships and the arrival of new residents, the Brussels Canal area is becoming one of the most exclusive residential areas in the Belgian capital.
On the Anderlecht canal embankment, a former industrial area directly connected to Brussels, the ring road and the Ghent motorway, stands the Atlantis project. It’s a building with 87 flats and studios and four commercial premises that stands out for its innovative and modern design in which tranquillity and water have been the backbone.
The developer Eaglestone, which is already developing other contemporary architectural projects in the area with a vision for the future of the residential regions, is developing what it considers to be a new "exemplary building". In his own words, it responds to the need for new housing in this area of Brussels with concepts that combine architecture, strategic vision and services.
Developed by the architectural firm Axent, the project allows investors or inhabitants to re-appropriate the canal banks in an environment that preserves the air of the old industrial districts and the quiet atmosphere of an exceptional location.
Cycling down the canal banks to the centre of Brussels and its trendy districts, the Tour & Taxis cultural centre and the Dansaert design district are within easy reach. You also have easy access to public transport and the main motorways.
Naturally, at a time of high environmental demands in the building industry, the project has the highest standards of energy efficiency to help reduce the carbon footprint and, at the same time, reduce maintenance costs and ensure maximum comfort.
The Atlantis energy-efficient flats use the most modern materials and advanced techniques. Architectural design, optimal heat loss management, sound insulation, heat generation and heat recovery ventilation ensure year-round comfort.
Sound and weather insulation was an essential aspect of the building's design, with URSA's specialised products, mainly the WALLTEC product range, chosen for this purpose.
"Our distributor MPRO suggested WALLTEC as a specification variant. We decided to work with URSA because of its good price/performance ratio," explains Jeroen Van Mullen from Cordeel Construction, who was involved in the project about the false walls between floors. Marc Desmecht, account manager at MPRO, confirms: "Its excellent quality indeed distinguishes URSA at an attractive price". "It was the first time I had worked with URSA. The product is good quality, and the glass wool panels are easy to handle. In addition, the product was delivered to the site at the best possible time, and there were no supply problems. I will recommend it for similar projects in the future".
The floors have been designed to make the best use of the available space, with sustainability at the forefront. Furthermore, the large glass windows offer unbeatable views of the canal and the city of Brussels and flood these exclusive homes with sunshine.
Location: Digue du Canal 109, 1070 Anderlecht, Bélgica
It was the first time I had worked with URSA. The product is of good quality, and the glass mineral wool panels are easy to handle.