Calico

The CALICO project is an intergenerational housing project located in Forest. The 34 housing units in the building are divided among 4 partners: CLTB, ANGDLA D, PASS-AGES and the CPAS de Forest.

The CALICO housing project is located in a residential area in Forest next to Place Saint-Denis, Abbaye de Forest and Parc Duden. The building is located less than 300 metres away from the Châtaignes tram stop, 900 metres from the Forest train station and 1.5 km from the Gare du Midi train station.

Launched in November 2018 with funding from the European Union’s Urban Innovative Actions initiative, the CALICO project has entered the year of its move-in in 2021. All the residents, divided between CLTB, Pass-ages and Angela.D spaces, will be moved-in in October 2021. The community space is currently occupied by the association Rézone in order to create a “place of connections.” The birthing home and end-of-life home will be operational in 2022.

The involvement of CALICO residents will be more important than in other CLTB buildings. The values of mutual assistance, gender equality, and care for others are fundamental to the whole of the project.

Rue du Delta, 1190 Forest

Building Program: 

  • 34 housing units, including 8 3-bed units by CLTB, 4 rental units and 2 transitional units, 10 units by Angela.D and 10 units by Pass-ages
  • Semi-public garden for all inhabitants and surrounding neighbourhood
  • Community spaces available to inhabitants and surrounding neighbourhood
  • Birthing home and an end-of-life home
  • 9 parking spaces (sold separately from the apartments)

Client: Belgian Land
Architects: Urban Platform
Construction company: Herpain

CALICO is also supported by the Social Housing Fund and Welzijnszorg

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