Helb Bruxelles +

Media school – Brussels
This school of media and public relations is situated in Brussel’s new Media Park. It faces a green park and two large buildings that respectively house the Flemish and Walloon national TV companies. The building has a stepped profile that enables it to accommodate a wide range of activities needing spaces of different heights and dimensions. The big recording studios, which do not require natural light, are situated underground, whereas small editing units, where students spend entire months editing their final movies, are situated on the upper floors. The north façade facing the park is the public face of the school, designed as transparent screen that provides a window into the school’s everyday activity. The south façade hosts a series of linear outdoor terraces where students and teachers can take informal breaks, discuss, sunbathe, or party. This domestic side of the building faces the backyards of an existing housing block, typical of Brussels’ urban fabric. The concrete structure of the building is inspired by large stadium structures and public infrastructures designed for urban crowds.
Program School of media
Client HELB, Haute école libre de Bruxelles Ilya Prigogine
Surface area 5300 sqm
Budget €7,500,000
Architects Muoto and Label Architects
Consultants Util, Energ-Ir, Kahle Acoustics, Umhotep
Year 2018