The Brussels government has the former headquarters of AXA and Royale Belge, and the park was officially included in the erfgoedbewaarlijst.
The building in the boulevard du souverain in Watermaal-Bosvoorde (not unknown for people who, last Sunday the Twenty kilometres of Brussels ran) is an example of modern architecture in Belgium.
The innovative building was in the late sixties designed by the French-Belgian architect duo Pierre Dufau and René Stacks. The duo left for the design to be inspired by the registered office of the company John Deere in the United States, a work of Eero Saarinen.
Its park and its contemporary décor is the result of the work of the landscape architects Jean Delogne et Claude Rebold.
“It is an important piece of heritage because of its historic, artistic, erfgoedkundige, scientific, aesthetic and technical value’, according to Brussels minister-president Rudi Vervoort.
“We have a set procedure in order to take on the bewaarlijst and not to protect it, because we opt for a more flexible management of the well and we easier want to make to the building a new destination and re-record in the economic circuit.’