Ever fancied living in a brewery?
An abandoned brewery and hotel are to be transformed into luxury housing and shops.
The former Henri Funck brewery in rue de Neudorf has become a magnet for vandals and graffiti artists since it was closed in 1983.
Now the empty shell of a building, joined by a pedestrian bridge to the remains of a hotel, is to undergo a dramatic transformation beginning at the end of 2012.
The site has reportedly been sold to Belgian-owned Atenor Group, which will resume the project originally designed by previous owners HF Immobilier.
The blueprint by Tatiana Fabeck shows 80 to 100 flats at the heart of the development with 1,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and bars designed to create a “village-style atmosphere.”
Atenor Group plans to retain as much as possible of the original character of the former brewery by restoring original buildings and constructing new buildings which work in harmony with the site.
Atenor Executive Officer Olivier Ralet explained that the hotel site would be renovated to incorporate offices and an underground car park.
If work begins as planned at the end of 2012 then the development could be ready for residents as early as 2014.