Gastronomia – Renovation of old halls industrial and mixed-use building construction
Gastronomia is a public-private partnership project relating to the renovation of former industrial halls and the construction of mixed-use buildings: housing, offices, shops, car parks.
It is part of the initiative to revitalise the town centre of Seraing by reconverting an architectural heritage from 200 years of industrial prosperity.
It is also part of a genuine urban transformation of former large industrial plots of land.
Based on the need for porosity and continuity, the project of 21,500 sq.m. (excluding car parks) includes a pedestrian street linking Cockerill street, the hall and future developments.
The Hall Gastronomia is designed around the theme of cultural catering, with stalls and counters dedicated to food. The central area will be able to accommodate events and temporary installations. The mezzanine, which has been set up as a co-working area, offers an eyesight over the Hall.
The corner building between Jean Potier and Cockerill streets will ensure the transition between the existing and the new. A common base with a homogeneous treatment links all the buildings and creates lively and animated interfaces on the street.
On this base, four main volumes draw the new skyline of the street and frame an architecture of “houses”. The plinth and main volumes are made of brick; the “houses” and attics are clad with metal cladding. This materiality combines industrial context and domestic writing.
The public spaces, simple, appropriable and green, are part of the continuity of the “already there” without competing with the lay-out of Kuborn Square.
From a structural point of view, interventions on the Hall’s existing roof structure are limited out of respect for the industrial heritage and for economic reasons. The framework of the car park and the new buildings consists of concrete beams and columns. This system ensures the modularity and adaptability of the structure over time.
From an energy point of view, the thermal envelopes are optimised in order to minimise energy requirements. High-performance technical systems are implemented. Photovoltaic panels are installed on the pitched roofs. Green roofs are installed on flat roofs.
Complete architectural, stability, civil engineering and energy mission