0206 Infrabel Academy, Brussels, BE
Atelier Kempe Thill has won the competition for the new railway learning centre that is to be build above a metro tunnel in the city of Brussels. The new school building will provide space for the professional training and education of specialists for various sorts of operational and maintenance works for the Belgian railway infrastructure. The building’s longitudinal facades lie directly above the outer walls of the tunnel. Due to the large span between the external walls of the tunnel, more than 30 m, new columns have been added inside the tunnel between the existing columns to transfer the load on the tunnel floor. This choice required complex progressive collapse studies in the event of a subway derailment, as well as a design specifically adapted to intra-metro working conditions. The opening of the project is scheduled for spring 2020.
0206 Infrabel Academy
school for Belgian railway infrastructure management
architecture office Canevas, Liège
invited competition, first prize, under construction
Infrabel / Tucrail