CLIENT(S): publiek-private samenwerking tussen Matexi, Stad Vilvoorde en De Vlaamse Waterweg nv
Masterplan: BUUR, EVR, Urban Platform
Architecture: Beel-Achtergael Architecten, A2O, Crepain Binst, Atelier Kempe Thill
Landscape architecture: Bas Smets
TOTAL COSTS (EXCL. VAT): 265.290.116 €
BVO (total): 167.680 m²
2011 start development
2013 start realisation
2035 expected completion date
"4 Fonteinen" is a multifunctional project on the former industrial sites in Vilvoorde, between the sea channel and the river Zenne. Matexi remediated this brownfield and step by step developed a family-friendly, sustainable, car-free and urban neighbourhood in a park-like setting, with no less than 30,000 m² of communal green areas and squares. From 2020, a new pedestrian bridge across the canal will be connected to the nature reserve "3 Fonteinen".
This neighbourhood not only houses 1,200 apartments and homes, but also provides space for restaurants, offices, shops, facilities, workshops and social initiatives. This new district is also future proof, thanks to a master plan that meets the needs of residents and local residents, now and in the future, including a sophisticated, sustainable mobility plan and flexible and adaptable buildings.
In 2020 Carrefour will open a new shop on the site and in 2022 the new primary school of SCOOP will open on the site. Neighbourhood feeling, sustainability, affordable living, lots of green public space, private terraces, underground parking, alternative mobility; this neighbourhood has it all!