Tannat

Innovative architecture for living and working

TANNAT is the new name of the Cinoco site. The place where wine used to be traded is now being transformed into a mixed, new project. On the ground floor there will be workplaces and an inner garden. There will be 79 rental apartments from the first floor. There is a strong focus on collective spaces, both outdoor areas and a communal kitchen, TV room and laundry room. The materials are also innovative and we work with CLT (solid wood construction) and lime hemp as insulation. TANNAT is the new name of the Cinoco site. The place where wine used to be traded is now being transformed into a mixed, new project. On the ground floor there will be workplaces and an inner garden. There will be 79 rental apartments from the first floor. There is a strong focus on collective spaces, both outdoor areas and a communal kitchen, TV room and laundry room. The materials are also innovative and we work with CLT (solid wood construction) and lime hemp as insulation.

Total surface (m²)

9996

Until the tram stop (m)

100

Number of units

79

Cycle to the station (min)

1

Why Tannat?

Until 1973, the Vandenheuvel brewery was located on the site. Subsequently, the warehouses were sold on to Palais du Vin, later part of the Cinoco group. In 2019, Cinoco – one of the oldest distillers and distributors of wines in our country – moved its warehouses to Nivelles. We want to continue this link to the production and trade of beer and wines in the name of our project. Tannat is a blue grape used in wines full of character.

Live & work

The project consists of an economic ground floor and affordable rental housing according to the Hejme concept above. On the ground floor is a spacious entrance for the houses around a patio garden with tall trees, a collective laundry and a TV room. On the first floor you will find a large deck full of plants with a collective pavilion around which the 79 homes are arranged.

Sustainable architecture

We want Tannat to be progressive within 10 years as well. That is why it will be a project of the future, built in materials of the future (solid timber construction or CLT, self-supporting brick, lime hemp insulation) and according to the principles of circularity. For this we work together with BLAF Architecten who has years of experience with sustainable construction and experiments with other materials.

Temporary filling

Until the start of the works, a temporary use has been made on the site. Our warehouse is used as a studio space by Samenlevingsbouw Brussel for the production of mobile housing units for the Solidair Mobiel Wonen project.

This is a housing project for and by homeless people in Brussels that aims to create an alternative housing model. The residential units are built by homeless people, together with counselors, researchers, architects, students, interior designers and local residents.

In addition to the residential units, a semi-public collective space is also provided. It serves as a living space and workplace for the residents, and as a meeting place with the neighbourhood.

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