B-PARK - Bruges (Belgium)


B-Park is a 32,000 m² shopping centre entirely devoted to the family. It covers a 16-hectare site with 14 medium-sized stores varying in surface area from 1,000 to 4,000 m2. There are shops dedicated to sport, equipment for the home and for personal use, an Auto 5 workshop, as well as a Carrefour hypermarket and a Lunch Garden restaurant. Hence, there is varied offer of stores complementing those in Bruges’ town centre.

What makes the contemporary architecture really stand out is the 4-metre wide illuminated awning, comprised of polycarbonate panels that serve as an advertising medium.

The clear height inside the shops exceeds 7 metres allowing mezzanines to be installed, while the internal space includes a minimum number of columns. This layout is a first in Belgium and allows total flexibility in terms of fitting out the space.

The B-Park building is highly energy-efficient owing to the careful management of natural resources: maximum natural light thanks to continuous high bay windows, high-performance insulation (K21), solar panels on the roof, rainwater collection, etc.

More information

  • Location : Blankenbergsesteenweg, Bruges (B)
  • Area : 32000m2
  • Architect(s) : Bureau Bontinck & Buro 2
  • Delivered : 2008
  • Investor(s) : AXA Belgium
  • Tenant(s) : Carrefour, Décathlon, Krëfel, Auto 5, Maisons du Monde, Dreamland, SportsDirect.com, Eggo, Baby 2000, Leen Bakker, Kwantum, AVA Papierwaren,…