Gare Maritime, a new start to a beautiful journey

2,400 oak frames and balustradesIn the middle of Brussels, three former station halls – each 175-metres deep – are being redeveloped to create a market hall complete with shops, promenades, cafés, and restaurants. WEBO will engineer, produce, and assemble the 2,400 oak frames and balustrades. All aboard to join WEBO on its journey from the beginnings of the project until its completion...

LOOK AROUND IN THE BIM-MODEL!

Gare Maritime is one of the biggest wood projects in Europe. Walk around in a part of the BIM-model below!

WEBO started work on the project in 2018, and the project is expected to continue into 2020.

02 April 2020

WHERE OLD AND NEW COME TOGETHER

The Gare Maritime is almost done and the result is amazing! The building’s historic charm was preserved while transforming it into a modern, welcoming space for occupants. Next time you’re in Brussels, make sure to visit it.

 

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19 December 2019

AN UPDATE FROM BRUSSELS!

The last stage of block 1 of the largest timber construction project in Europe has started! The large window frames and the crossing staircases made out of our oak wood look beautiful and meanwhile the work is continuing at Gare Maritime. The project is halfway there, 9 of the 12 buildings are equipped with oak frames and balustrades! In the video below, the first phases of the completion of such a block can be seen.

WEBO started work on the project in 2018, and the project is expected to continue into 2020.

06 September 2019

THE FINAL STAGE OF BLOCK 1

The work continues in Brussels! We keep coming one step closer to the end result: a covered city with retail spaces, promenades and restaurants! WEBO supplies the oak frames and balustrades.

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18 July 2019

THE WORK CONTINUES...

In the meantime, five blocks have been assembled with the oak frames and balustrades!

WEBO started the project in 2018 and is expected to continue until 2020.

WEBO started work on the project in 2018, and the project is expected to continue into 2020.

07 June 2019

THE FIRST THREE BLOCKS

The oak frames and balustrades for the first three blocks of the Gare Maritime project have been assembled and in combination with the roof from 1902, already look amazing!

16 March 2019

WHERE OLD AND NEW COME TOGETHER

THE BEGINNING OF A COVERED CITY

We proudly look at the first results of Gare Maritime.

WEBO started the project in 2018 and is expected to continue until 2020.

15 March 2019

START OF ASSEMBLY

The first frames have been delivered and the assembly has started! The oak frames are professionally assembled with a DRDS-led assembly team.

In the meantime, we have also started to produce the balustrades.

28 January 2019

WEEKLY LEAN & BIM CONSULATION

Our colleague Rik Beunk is present in Brussels every week for the BIM & LEAN consultation. The state of affairs is reviewed weekly with all the parties involved. WEBO started the project in 2018 and is expected to continue until 2020.

WEBO started work on the project in 2018, and the project is expected to continue into 2020.

08 January 2018

START OF PRODUCTION

After the mock-up was approved by the architect and client, WEBO started the engineering in BIM and the production of the oak frames and balustrades. In the meantime, several trucks with frames have already moved to Brussels.

14 December 2018

INVENTING ALWAYS GOES ON

The project

WEBO will supply over 2,400 oak frames and balustrades.

That instantly clarifies why WEBO joined this project. The process of engineering the frames and balustrades in BIM, in addition to producing and assembling them, required a deeper business relationship. This relationship allows WEBO to realize its ambitions as a company of inventors.

WEBO started work on the project in 2018, and the project is expected to continue into 2020.

12 October 2018

History

It is no coincidence that the area around the station halls features a lot of water, large warehouses, and wide boulevards. Tour & Taxis is an old section of railway, the name of which can be traced to the von Thurn und Tassis family who had a monopoly on international mail delivery in their day. Until the 18th century, the horses they used to deliver post grazed in these marshes.

In 1902, the area developed into a nexus of freighting where railways, waterways, and roads interlinked. Construction of the goods station took place between 1902 and 1907, and resulted in Gare Maritime becoming the largest goods station in Europe at the time.

The station closed in 1994, and it is currently being renovated to create a market hall bringing luxury and history together.

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Mock-up

The Gare Maritime project began with a mock-up, 360 m² in size, which included all aspects of the entire project.

Down the 7m² oak frames.

12 October 2018

Engineering in BIM

BIM is an essential tool in this collaboration, in which WEBO works with Neutelings Riedijk Architects, MBG, and Bureau Bouwtechniek in a single BIM model. All input for the project, ranging from client input to partner input, is combined in this model.

WEBO uses the single BIM model to steer the entire production process.

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05 October 2018

How it all started

In September 2017, WEBO received a request to submit a tender for the oak frames and balustrades. The WEBO team enthusiastically took up the task and spent a year developing it.

Neutelings Riedijk Architects are the architects of the Gare Maritime project. They had previously designed the Stadhuiskwartier Deventer (Deventer City Hall complex) for which WEBO supplied the oak frames of both the interior and exterior areas.

 

MBG and WEBO signing the contract is definitely worth a selfie…

28 September 2018

Gare Maritime, a new start to a beautiful journey