It stands proud in the sky, you can see it from the canal banks and from anywhere in the city, becoming the new reference point in Brussels: UP-site is today the tallest and most impressive “residen- tial tower” in Belgium and one of the tallest buildings in Europe. 140 meters high, with its 42 floors and 251 flats, the building stands in the Canal district that is being redeveloped, where many new projects enhance and emphasize the breathtaking views it offers from its numerous terraces: wonderful views of the city and its surroundings consisting of new parks, new art galleries, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), prestigious boutiques and shops, “the future Tour & Taxis park”, etc.
Its colours, predominantly white and grey, and the choice of building materials make it even more obvious from any city corner, emphasizing its vertical nature. The technological choices and sustainable materials of its design and construction offer a reduction in energy consumption of up to 45%; the presence of numerous green areas and alternative methods of sustainable mobility are just a few of the criteria making the new residential tower very attractive on the property market: the flexibility of both surfaces and finishes allows aiming for high-end purchasers.
For the project, over than 3000 New Maxi supports have been supplied, laid on very thick concrete slabs: 8 cm. These slabs are positioned on the Up-site roof and terraces and this has made the use of important shims necessary since one of the characteristics of the building is the exposure to the strong winds that beat the Brussels area. This situation makes the usual raised floors unstable and dangerous because their shims are maximum 4cm thick and might be sucked away by the wind. The partnership with our Belgian distributor, CPE - CONSTRUCT PROTECT ENGINEERING and the cooperation of its customer EW Dakterrassen, has allowed optimal project development and state-of-the-art material laying. The need to bear heavy loads, to reach heights up to 25cm, combined with a superb quality/price ratio have made the New Maxi supports the best solution for the project in hand. This confirms once more the presence of Eterno Ivica in the most prestigious international works; it must be stressed that a country like Belgium suffers from a huge presence of competitors connected to the “raised” world, for this reason our success stands for our excellence.