Construction materials recycling and logistics hub in the Port of Brussels
Diagonal saw-tooth roof
By using the mooring posts as a guide, the vast site was divided into more than 20 strips, each with its own 10-metre roof. The result was an elongated warehouse with a saw-tooth roof whose ridges are slanted at an angle to the quay instead of perpendicular to it. The building’s central entrance was formed by ‘slicing’ out a section of the construction plane, thus creating a semi-public square that extends towards the canal and offers passers-by a view of the water.