Sustainable and ecologically-responsible development
Conscious of the role it plays in making use of the ground and in the evolution of planning concepts, IMMOBEL places sustainable development at the very heart of its priorities. Its commitment is translated into concrete realizations, which fit into a voluntary policy oriented towards the future.
It is with this in mind that IMMOBEL selects strategic and central locations for its projects, in order to encourage ‘soft mobility’ and the use of multi-modal transport hubs. It also creates innovative residential complexes (a mix in urban, community and generational terms), pays great attention to including green areas and facilities such as shared workspaces, creches, senior rest homes and hotels. It also respects –or even exceeds – the most stringent energy standards. And finally, it opts for buildings with excellent energy performance, planted roofs, optimal acoustic and thermal insulation, solar panels and much more too…
Art at the centre of group projects
IMMOBEL does not envisage its responsibility to society without making a contribution to the arts and culture, in order to breathe new life into a district or stimulate the city of tomorrow. It thus makes use of the time spent awaiting permits to create ephemeral concepts and place areas at the disposition of artists or organizations. It is in this way, during 2016, artist Denis Meyers was able to immerse himself in the Solvay building before its partial demolition, in order to create a piece of street art on more than 25,000 m². This concept is without equivalent in Europe. This spectacular exhibition enlivened the whole district and gave an exceptional dimension to the city of Brussels.
In the same way, IMMOBEL opened the doors of its Royal Louise building on the Rue du Prince Royal, during a winter, to create an area to accommodate refugees. This initiative demonstrates the actions of solidarity which IMMOBEL wishes to undertake: construct buildings for the people who will live in them… and provide somewhere for others in the meantime.
Social initiatives to improve living spaces
And finally, as a pioneer in terms of integration, IMMOBEL encourages social and urban insertion in all its forms, within the framework of all of its projects. With a conviction that everyone can evolve by creating added value, it supports local initiatives which will enable inhabitants to benefit from facilities and services which encourage living together.