Abandoned Steelwork Factory Transformed into a Retail Mall – Combining Technical Excellence with Visual Elegance

Médiacité is a truly beautiful building, successfully combining technical excellence with visual elegance. The 350 meter long mall weaves from the old market at Place Brenu to the new Belgian national television building at the RTBF Piazza. The intricate steelwork structure is free-spanning and is elegantly clad with Texlon® ETFE cushions. The Texlon® ETFE cushions provide various colors and textures, and even different thermal performances.

About Médiacité

In the Longdoz district of Liège, the 6.5-hectare site of an abandoned steelwork factory has been transformed into the home of Liège’s newest attraction, the Médiacité retail mall. The dramatic architecture of the building, the large number of exciting retail and leisure attractions, and its great central location mean that Médiacité can expect to welcome more than six million customers each year from Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Awards for the Elegance

Médiacité was one of the nominees for the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. Several architectural practices were involved in the design of Médiacité including Ron Arad, Chapman Taylor, Jaspers-Eyers, and RTKL.

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Information

Date 2009
Location Leige, Belgium
Sector Retail
Size 4,338 m²
Structure Steel
Type Roof & Facade, Roof, Facade
Architects Ron Arad Associates

Expert Contact

Samuel Fournier
Design & Sales Manager Europe
Visual elegance and plenty of daylight.
Visual elegance and plenty of daylight.
Visual elegance and plenty of daylight.
Visual elegance and plenty of daylight.
The Texlon® ETFE cushions provide various colors and textures, and even different thermal performances.
The Texlon® ETFE cushions provide various colors and textures, and even different thermal performances.
The elegant Texlon® ETFE facade and roof from the outside.
The elegant Texlon® ETFE facade and roof from the outside.

Images Copyright © Marc Detiffe.

Do you want to visite Médiacité? Click here for the opening hours on their website.

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