The emblematic Royal Warehouse (sometimes called the ‘Tour & Taxis Building’) was built between 1904 and 1906 according to plans from architect Van Humbeek, the Royal Depot was destined for long-term storage of goods under the control of the government.
As soon as you enter the site your eyes are drawn to the left to a breathtaking example of industrial architecture, with an imposing façade, covered with bricks and bluestone.
Look at the main entrance and discover the coats of arms of the capitals of Belgium’s nine provinces, all under the benevolent eye of Mercury, god of trade.
In 2008 it received the prestigious ‘Europa Nostra’ award for its renovation
Today design and office furniture shops, restaurants and Vogue Brussels align the elevated new surface.