Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home.
As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares) is currently undergoing a renewal. So, it’s only fitting that the native architect turn his incredibly imaginative creative force toward imagining the space as only he can.
Callebaut’s concept is a mixed-use eco-village based on principles of biomimetic design. Located along the Brussels canal, the entire neighborhood is energy efficient. In fact, it will generate more energy than needed due to the abundance of provisions incorporated into the design. Passive design, renewable wind and solar energy, evapotranspiration gardens, and geothermal stations are just some of Callebaut’s energy efficient projections.