Project Brussels, Belgium

RTBF Media Square

New headquarters for Belgium's French-speaking public broadcaster

Sector: Buildings

The RTBF Media Square is a passive building, which is part of the transformation of the Reyers district in Brussels and the development plan of the mediapark.brussels centre.

The project

Designed by MDW Architects and V+, the project is part of the transformation of the Reyers district and the development plan for the mediapark.brussels centre. With a gross surface area of 65,000 m², RTBF Media Square comprises two buildings, including a seven-storey main building and a logistics building.

The contract for the construction of RTBF Media Square was awarded in May 2020 to the joint venture Valbesina, comprising BESIX and its partners Valens and In Advance.

In 1979, it was also a BESIX subsidiary, Vanhout, which built the Reyers Tower, the telecommunications tower of the Belgian national television channels, RTBF and VRT.

A high-quality building

It is a passive building that includes 250 m² of solar panels, green roofs and green spaces in its inner courtyard. In addition, it meets particularly demanding energy performance criteria and acoustic standards. This building will house the radio and television studios, meeting rooms, the restaurant and the newsroom, overhung by a large glass roof. The facades of the main building are slightly concave and combine various materials including wood, aluminium and steel. 

At the cutting edge of technology, RTBF Media Square will be a 100% BIM project, i.e. a project in which the full 3D model is used both for the design and execution of the building and, in the longer term, for its operation and maintenance.

Project details

Project name

RTBF Media Square

Category

Governmental, Cultural and Religious, Offices

Contract type

Design & Build

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Stakeholder(s)

BESIX

External partner(s)

Valens, In Advance

Client

RTBF

Building Period

2020 - 2023

Architect

MDW Architects, V+

Powered by

Related Projects