RTBF, Brussels

For its new headquarters, the RTBF — the French-speaking Belgian Radio and Television — combines modularity, flexibility and sustainability to reinforce the collective work and creativity of its team, while being more transparent with visitors and the public.

Information Sheet

New Build RTBF   www.rtbf.be

Location Brussels, Belgium.

Project Cost 71 million €.

Time Frame Competition: 2015. Design: 2016-2019. Construction: 2019-2023. Opening: 2024.

Owner Radio Télévision Belge Francophone.

Architect(s) MDW, Belgium   www.mdw-architecture.com  •  V+ de bien-être, Belgium   www.vplus.org

Seat Count Open space offices, meeting rooms, radio, television and media broadcasting studios, multifunctional room open on the foyer, news room, restaurant and ancillary spaces. Total area 38 000 m².

Uses Public broadcasting organisation producing live and pre-recorded programs for radio, television and Internet.

Services Full design contract for room acoustics, including basic design, construction and post-opening services. In collaboration with Tractebel Belgium for building acoustics.

Team Thomas Wulfrank, Johan Brulez, Émilie Carayol, Kahle Acoustics.

1/4RTBF, BrusselsView from above of the future RTBF and its inner courtyard, with the news room under a glass skylight. Photo © V+/MDW & Maxime Delvaux
2/4RTBF, Brussels3D model of the future headquarters of the public broadcasting corporation of the Belgian French Community. Photo © V+/MDW & Maxime Delvaux
3/4RTBF, BrusselsGround floor model with the main studios for television and media (in beige at the centre) and the multifunctional room opening towards the foyer (at the bottom left). Photo © V+/MDW & Maxime Delvaux
4/4RTBF, BrusselsEntrance of the future RTBF headquarters. Photo © V+/MDW & Maxime Delvaux