With a surface area of 66,500 m², the Herman Teirlinck building on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels is the largest passive building in Belgium. The beating heart of the building is a covered, indoor street. Here, all common functions shared by staff and visitors — such as a central information desk, restaurant, reception rooms, auditoriums, exhibition space and meeting centres — are located.
Strategically placed in the gardens alongside the vegetation are a number of Extremis’ Hopper tables and benches to create the perfect place to take a break from work and relax. In a few years’ time, those courtyards will provide five-meter-high green oases: multifunctional spaces where workers and visitors can escape the daily hustle and bustle and reflect.