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Headquarters: NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR BNP PARIBAS FORTIS by BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE
New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

Following an architectural design competition run in 2013,BNP Paribas Fortis has chosen the firm be baumschlager eberle to build its new headquarters. After demolishing the current building, dating from the 1970s, construction of the new premises is expected to be completed towards the end of 2021.

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

The future complex will enable BNP ParibasFortis to manage operating costs more efficiently, improve employee quality of life, provide sustainable mobility solutions, while also meeting demanding criteria for socially responsible development. This investment will provide BNPParibas Fortis and BNP Paribas with a stronger presence in the heart of the European capital.

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

The new headquarters of BNP Paribas Fortis will be able to accommodate 4,500 workstations, 70% more than current capacity, with an unchanged overall floor space of 95,000 m2. The plans are also in line with the Bank’s overall strategy for the regrouping of its main premises in Brussels .

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

The plans for reconstruction of the headquarters building are also motivated by the Bank’s determination to meet the highest environmental and energy performance standards. “The architectural concept put forward by be baumschlager eberle captures the opportunity presented by this particular location in the heart of Brussels, ” explains Max Jadot, CEO of BNPParibas Fortis .

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

“The new building will be functional, connected and versatile. It will focus on ensuring high performance from a technical and environmental standpoint as well as promoting the well-being of our employees, while also providing sustainable mobility solutions and a closer alignment with the vision and urban impact considerations of the City of Brussels .”

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

The next steps will be to re-accommodate staff in the Bank’s other premises in Brussels and dismantle the technical facilities inside the building. The start of demolition work is scheduled (subject to receipt of the urban planning permission for the new project) for 2016. Construction of the new building is expected to begin in 2017.

New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager
New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager
New headquarters for BNP Paribas Fortis by baumschlager

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Architecture: baumschlager eberle, assisted by Styfhals & Partners Architects
Civil and structural engineering: Jan Van Aelst engineering firm, Gamaco and TPF
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Services: M&R Engineering
Urban planning: Aries
Sustainability/BREEAM: 3E
Fire protection: FESG
Legal advisor: DLA
Landscape Architect: VOGT
Project management office: Bopro
Area: 90,000 m2
Start project: 2017
End project: 2021
Building owner: BNPParibas Fortis
Building owner assistant: Arcadis