Best Residential Development
With the repurposing of the iconic Eylenbosch Brewery in Dilbeek there came a long-awaited end to the structural vacancy of this former brewery along the Ninoofsesteenweg. This mixed project consists of 55 apartments, commercial spaces and a micro-brewery; this last occupant is proudly continuing the productive spirit of the brewery heydays. The new program was subtly fitted in with great care for volumetry, materialization and detailing so the characteristic industrial expression of the ensemble of buildings would remain uncompromised. Project Eylenbosch manages to reconcile modern and comfortable living with respect for durability and the preservation of built heritage.
BEST commercial Development
MULTI is a major reconversion project with considerable urban challenges: the redesignation of an emblematic, modernistic office building, the creation of a connecting link by strongly influencing the use of and opening of the plinth or base section, and its connection to the public spaces via an accessible urban platform. As an ‘Urban Platform’ and ‘Urban Connector’, the project aspires to support and strengthen the pedestrian zone. Investigations into the current performance and potential of the existing building in the areas of sustainability and transformability have led to the creation of a high performance city-living project.
In 2022, the Real Estate Society (RES) Awards went to three projects in Belgium in three categories based on excellence and achievement in real estate project development: Campus Cadix (Antwerp), Eylenbosch (Dilbeek) and Multi (Brussels)
The competition for 2023
The competition for 2023 is open for all real estate developments with a size over 4,000 gross square meters above ground. The project can enter the competition under one of the following categories:
How to apply?
For the first three categories, the development must be located in Belgium and must have a provisional delivery between the 1st of January 2022 and the 31st October 2023. Candidates can apply by filing the Entry Form no later than the 24th of November 2023. In November 2023, a preselection of nominees
(3 for each category) will be done by a professional and independent jury. Before the ceremony on the 22nd of February 2024, a professional and independent jury composed of top real estate professionals,
will vote for a winner in each category during a pitch event.
Please make sure to comply with the competition rules before applying: