Ghislain André



Project and Construction Director.

Member of the Ordre des Architectes of:

Belgium (Brussels and Walloon Brabant).


Management of the company.
Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Management.
Head of Human Resources.

Career Profile:

Worked 2 years as a volunteer for development in Mali (West-Africa) and 1 year as a trainee with the architect Van Mingeroet in Wemmel (BE).
Joined the team in 1992.

As a project manager, he was responsible for the Walloon Branch of Reproduction Forestry Material in Marche-en-Famenne (BE) and for the Petrofina Company Restaurant in Brussels.

As a partner, he has been involved with the restoration and improvements of the Orangerie of the Seneffe castle, the renovation of the loft of the outbuildings of the Seneffe castle for Petrofina, the construction of a multilevel car-park (600 cars) for Smithkline Beecham Biologicals in Rixensart, the construction of the Erasme subway station in Brussels, the construction of the office building for Compagnie Immobilière de Wallonie in Nivelles and the DEXIA tower in Brussels. Lastly he also worked on the restoration of 160 social housing units in Cuesmes (Mons), on the construction of a Childcare Centre and Welfare Office in Brussels, on the construction of a 26-units apartment building in Luxemburg, on the extension of the Euro Space Center / Galaxia, on the new headquarters of AGC Glass Europe in Louvain-la-Neuve, on the new fire station in Charleroi.

He is currently in charge, in particular, of the Cultural house for the Province of Namur (known as the “Delta”), the Sans Souci psychiatric hospital in Jettes, the Witte de Haelen Barracks in Brussels and the TGV station Vesuvio East near Naples in Italy.

Partner since 1997 and co-administrator of the company with Åsa Decorte since the 30th of June 2020.

Academic functions:

Academic advisor at the Mons-Hainaut University, Architecture department, since 2009.


Architect, Higher National Institute of Architecture, Mons (BE), 1988.

Winning entry for the competition of the entrance beacon for the Photography Museum in Mont-sur-Marchienne (BE), 1988.

Second prize-winner for the “Light” competition for drawing and concept design of a lighting fixture, 1988.

Training courses at the Belgian Construction Quality Society (BCQS) concerning internal audit of the quality system meeting the standard NBN EN ISO 9001.


French, English and passive knowledge of Dutch.


31 years.

Place and date of birth:

Frameries (Belgium) – May, 13th 1965.

Major projects as team leader:

Walloon Branch of Reproduction Forestry Material

Client: Walloon Region
Type of project: Forestry Research Centre
Location: Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 1.363.000 €
Area: 1.144 sqm, completed.

Petrofina Restaurant
Client: Petrofina s.a. (now Total s.a.)
Type of project: Restaurant and kitchen
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 1.983.000 €
Area: 2.086 sqm, completed.

Orangery of the Seneffe Castle
Client: Communauté Française de Belgique
Type of project: Multifunctional cultural centre
Location: Seneffe (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 1.529.000 €
Area: 1.780 sqm, completed.

Oval-shaped Multilevel Car Park
Client: SmithKline Beecham Biologicals s.a. (now GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals s.a.)
Type of project: Multilevel car park
Location: Rixensart (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 3.520.000 €
Area: 13.218 sqm, completed.

Erasme Subway Station
Client: Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Type of project: Open air subway station
Location: Anderlecht – Brussels (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 4.292.000 €
Area: 2.650 sqm, completed.

Offices for the Compagnie Immobilière de Wallonie
Client: Compagnie Immobilière de Wallonie s.a.
Type of project: Offices
Location : Nivelles (B)
Cost of the works: 11.200.000 €
Area : 16.937 m², completed.

Dexia Tower *
Client: Belgian Business Company s.a.
Type of project: New build office tower with underground car park
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 184.053.000 €
Area: 117.717 sqm, completed.

Childcare Centre and Welfare Office
Client: Public Centre for Social Action of Brussels
Type of project: New build welfare office tower with day nursery
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 4.000.000 €
Area: 2.720 sqm, completed.

Renovation of 160 social housing units
Client: Sorelobo scrl (now Toit&moi scrl)
Type of project: Renovation of 160 housing units
Location: Cuesmes (Belgique)
Cost of the works: 3.770.000 €
Area: 18.600 sqm, completed.

Grünewald Apartments
Client: CLI s.a.
Type of project: New build apartment building
Location: Luxemburg (Grand Duchy of Luxemburg)
Cost of the works: N/A upon demand of the client
Area: 3.768 sqm, completed.

Renovation of 150 apartments
Client: Le Foyer Bruxellois s.c.
Type of project: Refurbishment of apartment buildings
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 13.739.000 €
Area: 12.552 sqm, completed.

Euro Space Center / Galaxia
Client: Idelux
Type of project: New build office building with 4,500 sqm photovoltaic panels
Location: Libin-Transinne (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 10.660.000 €
Area: 3.294 sqm, completed.

Headquarters of AGC Glass Europe
(D&B with Van Roey)
Final user : AGC Glass Europe
Client: Van Roey Vastgoed n.v.
Type of project: Office building
Location: Louvain-la-Neuve(Belgium)
Cost of the works: 20.000.000 €
Area: 12.139 sqm offices, 1.463 sqm underground, 6.152 sqm parking, 25.000 sqm of site, completed.

Fire station in Charleroi
(D&B with CIT Blaton and Thomas & Piron Bâtiment)
Final user: Ville de Charleroi
Client: CIT Blaton and Thomas & Piron Bâtiment
Type of project: Fire station building
Location: Charleroi (Belgium)
Cost of the works: 20.000.000 €
Area: 18.620 sqm, completed.

Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur
(D&B with Thomas & Piron Bâtiment)
Final user: Province de Namur
Client: Coeur de Ville s.a.
Type of project: Cultural centre
Location: Namur (B)
Cost of the works: 16.000.000 €
Area: 8.500 sqm, under construction.

* In collaboration

Document n° E21-05-16_GB
Issue of 2020-07-14

000-Ghislain AndréDEBBA