Schmidt Hammer Lassen pips OMA for Brussels gig

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects' proposals for the new Solvay headquarters in Belgium

Practice wins competition to design new headquarters for chemicals firm Solvay

A team led by Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has beaten Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in the design competition for a new headquarters for advanced materials and chemicals firm Solvay.

The 42,000sq m building was created in conjunction with Belgian practice Modulo Architects and will be constructed on Solvay’s 22ha campus at Neder-Over-Heembeek, to the north of Brussels.

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