ASI Group Europe supplied washroom partitions and accessories for the new headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Formerly a hotel, Residence Palace went through an extensive renovation to serve as the new HQ of the European Parliament. As the centre of the European Union (EU) community, Residence Palace is where dignitaries meet to collaborate and work on challenges and opportunities impacting EU countries. The significant renovations to the facility, designed by Philippe Samyn and Partners included a redesign of the old building, as well as a facility expansion to add offices, meeting rooms and washrooms, all of which needed to be respectful to the historical architecture of the space.
To preserve the sophistication of the facility, ASI Group Europe created elegant washroom partitions designed without pedestals rather than walled-off as individual restrooms. With so many visitors to Residence Palace, the goal was to make the partitions appealing as well as functional and easy to clean.
To meet these needs, 350 custom Alpaco toilet partitions were installed to create the illusion of an individual environment with guaranteed privacy. Unique to this project, the lighting within each partition is behind the cross bracing that provides structural integrity to the partition. Additionally, the partitions feature a duct panelling system that conceals the plumbing in each individual stall. American Specialties, Inc. provided the stainless steel accessories, including toilet tissue and paper towel dispensers.
The new washrooms showcase elegance, privacy and functionality without compromise. By partitioning an open space, ASI Group Europe provided a cost-effective solution with the flexibility to expand in the future.