• Client : City Mall Investment
  • Period : From 2005 to 2011
  • Country : Belgium, Europe
  • Market : Building, Consultancy Environmental Impact Infrastructure Leisure & Shopping Centers Mobility Roads & Urban Spaces Transport
  • Domain / Subdomain : Conceptual & Basic design (FEED), Detailed Design Environmental Impact Assessment & Permitting EXECUTION FEASIBILITY Licencing Owner’s or Lender’s Engineer Sustainable Development

Shopping Centre K was designed by Robbrecht & Daem Architects in close cooperation with Tractebel. The project consists of a mixed shopping and residential complex and a residential tower in the centre of Kortrijk (Belgium).

This project, with a footprint of approximately 15 000m², is a major step in the upgrade of the city centre of Kortrijk. All streets leading to and from it had to be remodelled too.

The underground car park (1,100 places on three levels) of the shopping centre is accessible from three directions. One of these entrance tunnels leads to an underground handling zone for deliveries, accommodating ten trucks.

The commercial (34 000m²) and public areas (5 000m²) are situated on four levels, one of which is underground. Part of the uppermost level is subdivided into apartments. The adjacent ten-storey tower houses two commercial levels and 20 luxury apartments.

As the Owner’s Engineer for the project, Tractebel was responsible for:

  • Licensing
  • Environmental and traffic studies (Environmental Impact Assessment & Permitting)
  • The building-related engineering (structures, M&E services, fire safety, acoustics, infrastructure): Conceptual and Basic Design
  • Engineering of the road infrastructure: Conceptual and Basic Design
  • Project management & technical coordination

This project is unique in Flanders, as it involves commercial development in a historic city centre.