Carton123 architecten

“The extension of an existing ground floor provides space for a youth centre while activating a nearby former square. By defining a new façade and arranging a new programme, the project is able to change the character of its surroundings and place its young users at the centre of the neighbourhood routines.” Anna Puigjaner

A house with punch

— Eline Dehullu

The assignment issued by the council authorities of Ixelles in Brussels was: give the young people a place in our neighbourhood. But how do you design a place for teenagers in a difficult and dense part of the capital? Carton123 took up this considerable challenge. Together with the non-profit organization Jes, they talked to the young in the neighbourhood and then built the Malinard youth centre, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2021.

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  • Carton123 architecten


  • Malibran

  • Ixelles, Belgium

  • Youth centre

  • Competition

  • Municipality of Ixelles

  • 14/07/2020

  • 225 m²

  • 560 000 €

  • Carton123 architecten

  • Lambda max

  • Tech3

  • Tech3

  • Phénicks

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