• WAN GANG, President of China Association of Science and Technology

    As the first technology center built in the heart of Europe, CBTC has become a a symbol of China-EU innovation cooperation. It serves not only as a  'European home' for Chinese companies, but also a gateway for European companies to explore the Chinese market. I think CBTC can build a true ecosystem in the future through the following missions: the establishment of joint laboratories with research institutions, the exchange of scientific and technological talents, the inauguration of science & technology parks and the development of innovation platforms.

  • GILLES MAHIEU, Governor of the Walloon Brabant Province

    The CBTC is one highly visible materialization of Chinese investments in Europe, and in Wallonia in particular. This investment in Walloon Brabant, precisely in Louvain-la-Neuve, is a fantastic recognition of the quality of our infrastructures, the quality of our high-tech companies, and the quality of our higher education. But, the CBCT is much more than a financial investment, It materializes the physical link between Europe and Asia. It builds an honest and sincere relationship and participates in making Eurasia the heart of the international multilateral system.

  • VINCENT BLONDEL, Rector of UCLouvain

    UCLouvain is very pleased to welcome in its Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park, the first and biggest in Belgium,
    the equally first Chinese business center focused on innovative technologies in Europe. Together with CBTC and as partners of United Investment Europe, we proudly share the ambition to become a hub for academic, scientific and business relations between Belgium and China.

  • PASCALE DELCOMMINETTE, CEO of Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)

    Our collaboration with the Chinese province of Hubei began seven years ago. This stems from Wallonia's concrete desire to develop partnerships with these regions of internal China. This allows us to create an innovative ecosystem between European and Walloon companies and companies that are symbols of a new, connected, modern and entrepreneurial China. We are  now pleased to announce that the AWEX China Welcome Office will join the CBTC.

  • NICOLAS VAN OOST, Civil engineer, Ir. Architect and Chairman of Archipelago BAEV

    A Green technology working space

    The CBTC – Smart Valley, which is designed according to EU CE standards and uses multiple energy-saving technologies, is a Sino-Euro Intelligence Valley providing you a green technology working space.


    Simplicity and variations

    In projects of this magnitude, simplicity is the best starting point.

    The project proposes a global, united and apprehensible structure. The party is to create a great figure organized around a square that serves as the heart and reference.

    Architecture must find this point of balance between the simplicity in the expressions and the quantity
    of languages used in order to keep the principles readable and provide the amount of vibrations and variations necessary to satisfy the eye and I arouse interest.

    Find a human scale in the great gestures of the landscape.

    The element of variation, in the massive facades, is the thickness. With a depth of 30 cm bay in the heads and in the hotel, the hollows can reach 90 cm in the pedestals and 360 cm in the colonnades.

    This language of concrete and bricks links with the architecture of Louvain-la-Neuve while the proposed colors are contemporary.


    Water Management

    The attention of the environment is also reflected in the management of rainwater. The objective of the project is to ensure that no rainwater is discharged into the sewer, taking into account a 100-year return rainfall.

    The water is therefore completely stored and infiltrated on the site.

    The management of water becomes a story, which is told in the surrounding areas, the footpaths and the square.



    The plantations are mainly native species which have been chosen for their particular properties, especially their water or hydrocarbon absorption capacity.

    Some ornamental trees or shrubs originate from Asia in order to dialogue with the users.