0206 Infrabel Academy, Brussels, BE
Atelier Kempe Thill won the international competition for a new railway learning centre. The new school building will provide space for the professional training and education of specialists in various sorts of operational and maintenance works within the Belgian railway infrastructure. The learning centre stands in the city of Brussels above a metro tunnel. The longitudinal facades of the building lie directly above the outer walls of this tunnel. The span between the external walls of the tunnel is large, more than 30 m. Therefor new columns have been added underground between the existing ones. This enables the transfer of the load to 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 2021.
0206 Infrabel Academy
school for Belgian railway infrastructure management
architecture office Canevas, Liège
invited competition, first prize, under construction
Infrabel / Tucrail