Europea Neo Brussels
Brussels, Belgium | 2012- | On site
Working with masterplanners KCAP and architects Jean-Paul Viguier, Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s work at Europea Neo Brussels (‘Europea’) will create high-quality landscape within a new 68-hectare high-end mixed-use district surrounding the Roi Baudoin stadium.
Our landscape design ensures this new district integrates into the surrounding urban fabric of Brussels and is chiefly comprised of the areas around the Mall of Europe, Europea gardens and the Euroville Park, home of the iconic Atomium. The design consists of large public spaces and a series of water features which offer rest areas, promenades and playgrounds for children. Our work on the Atomium Esplanade will create a spectacular space where water cascades complement large lawns, offering a new perspective on the Atomium and the wider Heysel plateau.
Won in international competition in 2012 the development was led by Jean-Paul Viguier Associés (France), with Gustafson Porter + Bowman as landscape architect. The project has been developed by Unibail-Rodamco SE, BESIX and CFE, and encompasses 500 residential units, a 3.5ha park and 112.000m² dedicated to leisure, restaurants, an art district and the retail precinct “Mall of Europe”, a 72000m2 shopping centre which includes 9000m2 of restaurant and leisure facilities. It is estimated to receive 12-15 million visitors a year and is envisaged as a ‘smart city’ with high standards of environmental design. Full completion is expected at the end of 2021.