Jerusalem project is a social housing & medical center located in rue de Jerusalem, Chaussée de Haecht, Schaerbeek, designed by Brussels-based architecture and urbanism office ARJM.
We decided for a project that responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture
+ Architect statement courtesy of ARJM architecture
How to introduce an architectural object in the heart of Schaerbeek, a popular district of Brussels which is known for its enormous percentage of non-western immigration and its informal use of space? For the design of a hybrid program (a medical cabinet for those without papers and 5 housing units) we decided for a project that responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture: Raw materials, diversity of heights, different apartment sizes for a mixity of inhabitants and a façade that reflects its surroundings by a diversity of materials. The project proposes an alternative to the fashion of a polished pop architecture by using imperfection as a conceptual tool to achieve vitality within its architecture.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center
Architect: ARJM architecture
Location : rue de Jerusalem, Chaussée de Haecht, Schaerbeek
Budget: 628.000 Euros
Collaborators : JZH & partners, Stabilite & Techniques du batiment