Specialist in inner-city reconversion projects
Urban reconversion is a crucial instrument for densifying and renovating the aged Belgian housing stock.
For over 20 years now Matexi has been concentrating on such ‘city transforming projects’ and the redevelopment of buildings and abandoned sites –whether historical or industrial. We clean them up, integrate them into the urban fabric and redevelop them into lively new places that improve the whole neighbourhood. We apply the knowledge and experience that we have accumulated over the course of decades in the fields of spatial planning, architecture, affordable living and sustainability.
Matexi always strives for a mixed programme where we can live, shop, work and relax at (virtually) the same time. We promote both a social and an intergenerational mix of residents. We develop sites with single-family homes, apartments, sometimes assisted-living residences, a day-care centre, a community centre, a retirement home. And all of that with a high-quality, common green outdoor space. In this way we reinforce dynamic social contacts, which constitutes an added value for the neighbourhood residents.