Fifth LafargeHolcim Awards

74 LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2014 Latin America: Articulated Site – Water reservoirs as public park, Medellín, Colombia Global LafargeHolcim Awar s finalis 2018 As generic as possible Adaptable structure for a garbage collection company One focus of the Canal Master Plan for Brus- sels is infrastructure facilities and logistics processes. These should be neither hidden away nor expelled from the city, but integra- ted into the urban fabric. TETRA architecten demonstrates how this works with their design for a new garbage truck depot. “It’s important to us to design a resilient building” Annekatrien Verdickt Each of the nearly 1.2 million inhabitants of the Brussels-Capital region produces an average of 1 kg of waste per day. Net Brussel has been tasked with collecting, processing, and disposing of this waste since 1990. The Brussels-based company is also in charge of keeping the streets and sidewalks clean. In order to handle all these tasks, Net Brussel not only needs a lot of personnel – over 600 people work in the cleaning department – but also a fleet of around 200 large vehicles. The company also needs a large number of medium and small vehicles of various sorts. These are cleaned, maintained, and refue- led at several depots strategically located throughout the city. “The goal of the redevelopment plan is not just beautification” Jan Terwecoren

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