Learning Center for Infrabel
The learning center is organized in a large ground floor space, following the train tracks, while not monopolizing a great outside public space. On top of this large space, a 6-story tower aligns itself with the surrounding buildings. While the large ground floor space accommodates the practical classes, the tower accommodates the theoretical classes. At the intersection of these two building parts, there is a large hall with two entrances: one for the street and one for the trains docks. This large hall connects the theoretical and practical parts of the program. A fast construction time and the presence of underlying subway tubes favored a structural choice of steel. The building refers to the industrial world of railway wasteland.