Key figures

History

  • Early 20th century: construction of the military complex (riding school: 1906)
  • January 2018: purchased by the Brussels-Capital Region from the Federal State 
  • 2018 to 2025: conversion of the site by the Urban Planning Corporation and the universities ULB and VUB

Site

  • 3.85 ha: area of the former barracks quadrangle 
  • 44,200 m2: floor space of the former barracks buildings
  • +/- 540 m: length of the wall around the former barracks

Conversion

  • +/- 18,000 m2 of student housing (+/- 600 units)
  • +/- 20,000 m2 of family housing (+/- 200 units)
  • 7,000 m2 of university facilities
  • 1,400 m2: floor space of the sustainable food court – the heart of a new range of local facilities
  • 2,500  m2: area of the main esplanade – the centre of a network of new public spaces
  • +/- 300 seats in the large screening room
  • 65: the number of social housing units planned in the former gendarmerie accommodation to be converted by the SLRB-BGHM on Rue Juliette Wytsman, just opposite Usquare