WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office

WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office, 51N4E, © Stijn Bollaert
WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office, 51N4E, © Stijn Bollaert
WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office, 51N4E, © Stijn Bollaert
WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office, 51N4E, © Stijn Bollaert
WET89 - café-restaurant and CD&V head office, 51N4E, © Stijn Bollaert

The 51N4E architectural firm carried out the conversion of the head office of the Flemish Christian Democratic Party (CD&V) in Wetstraat in Brussels. 
Against the background of the monotonous office façades that adorn this street, and the never-ending flow of traffic it has to cope with every day, Wet89 is striking for its elegant lightness and openness. The old, low concrete structure — originally considered a reason to demolish the whole building — turned out to be no obstacle to the design of stylish open-plan offices bathed in generous natural light. The soulless and anonymous location itself — initially seen as a reason for moving — turned out to possess numerous possibilities for the design of a warm home base for the party and a unique urban location from which to watch the life of the city.
The visibility and accessibility of this independently run breakfast, lunch and tea room spontaneously make it a unique vestibule to the head office.

Architectenbureau: 

51N4E

Ontwerpers: 

Johan Anrys
Freek Persyn
Peter Swinnen
Tine Cooreman
Sotiria Kornaropoulou
Joost Körver

Opdrachtgever: 

Unitas vzw

Taal: 

Engels

Straat: 

Wetstraat

Nummer: 

89

Postcode: 

1 040

Gemeente: 

Brussel

Land: 

België

Datum ontwerp: 

2005

Datum oplevering: 

2008

Oppervlakte: 

2 390 m²

Totale bouwkost: 

2 900 000 €, excl. BTW

Totale bouwkost per m2: 

1 213 €, excl. BTW

Studiebureaus: 

Babel ingenieurscollectief bvba
Studiebureau R. Boydens nv
Daidalos Peutz bouwfysisch ingenieursbureau

Hoofdaannemers: 

Wycor nv

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