First Q Member

Ingenium

Services

Engineering bureau specialized in energy and comfort for buildings

Project Size

2,700 m2

Date

2007

Description

From a historical point of view, the Brussels Fine Arts Centre (Paleis voor Schone Kunsten), better known as BOZAR, is a particularly valuable building designed by Architect Victor Horta at the beginning of the 20th century. The building houses various podium rooms, as well as exhibition areas. The Henry Le Boeuf room is renown all over the world as the home of the annual Queen Elisabeth Contest. The southern BOZAR exhibition circuit was dismantled and fitted with new electrical circuitry and HVAC systems. This challenge was brilliantly met. Masterpieces, by for example El Greco, have already been shown in this exhibition circuit.

Input

From a historical point of view, the Brussels Fine Arts Centre (Paleis voor Schone Kunsten), better known as BOZAR, is a particularly valuable building designed by Architect Victor Horta at the beginning of the 20th century. The building houses various podium rooms, as well as exhibition areas. The Henry Le Boeuf room is renown all over the world as the home of the annual Queen Elisabeth Contest. The southern BOZAR exhibition circuit was dismantled and fitted with new electrical circuitry and HVAC systems. This challenge was brilliantly met. Masterpieces, by for example El Greco, have already been shown in this exhibition circuit.

Unique / Key Features

A particular challenge in this was the integration of the air handling units in the architecture, while maintaining the character of the roof structure and especially the acoustic requirements of the ‘Henri Leboeuf-zaal’, said to be one of the best in the world.