A textbook example of circularity, based on D'Ieteren Immo's ambitious vision.
As a winner of the prestigious Be Circular competition, Mobilis will serve as a role model for future projects – something which is fully in keeping with D'Ieteren Immo's long-term vision.
A detailed inventory was made of the existing building, ranging from office furniture to the concrete structure. Subsequently, the building was stripped right down to the shell. A fully-fledged circular approach was taken here, with items such as raised floors, floor tiles, internal doors, stairs, sectional doors, workshop equipment, lighting fixtures and sanitary and office equipment making their way on to the circular market so that they could be reused.
We are applying the same circular philosophy to the building shell. Another company is reusing the wooden beams. The old concrete structure is being used as an aggregate. We are turning other items into Granito tiles and bricks for the new building. Last but not least, the concrete piles in the existing workshop are also being given a new lease of life.
To make construction as efficient as possible, BIM has been used for every aspect of the building's design. This will mean we can avoid potential practical issues on site. After acceptance, the BIM model will be passed on to our Property division. In this way they can ensure sustainable management of the building.
The innovative construction blueprint, involving a structure with a life span of 100 years, components that can be dismantled and the smart integration of building services, is very much focused on the future. This will make it easy to alter spaces in the building to meet occupants' evolving requirements. This is fully in keeping with D'Ieteren Immo's long-term vision.
Mobilis is going for BREEAM Outstanding certification.
Mobilis has been designed for enhanced durability, starting with the concrete structure, which has a lifespan of 100 years and is itself designed to maximise the flexibility of the secondary structures inside. In practical terms, this means that the whole interior of the building can be converted relatively quickly to cater for completely new activities. For example, the inside space could serve as a studio, production space, hotel, cinema or showroom, offices, open space, a car park, and so on. This means that Mobilis won't need to be demolished if and when the building changes use. Indeed, the design can accommodate just about any activity.