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Belgium's first zero-energy office building wins top award

01:00 19/03/2016

Brussels’ Treurenberg building has won Best Innovative Green Building at the Mipim Awards in Cannes, one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for commercial developments in the world. It is the first Mipim award for a Belgian development in four years.

The Treurenberg (pictured), designed by Assar Architects of Brussels and owned by development firm AXA Belgium, is a net zero-energy office building, meaning it produces as much energy as it consumes. Located in Brussels-City on the corner of Treurenbergstraat and Leuvenseplein, it is the first zero-energy building in Belgium.

Antwerp’s Groen Kwartier (Green Quarter) was also nominated for a Mipim Award in the category Best Urban Regeneration Project, and Toison d’Or in Brussels was nominated for Best Residential Development.

Written by Lisa Bradshaw