Working within the human context


In 2014, we were awarded the Contrat de Quartier Durable Petite Senne, our first ‘neighbourhood contract’, after which several others followed. We introduced the ‘vision à long terme’, stretched between two focal points: on the one hand, a large park at the Porte de Ninove, and on the other, an ambitious mix of housing, production, crèches, studios,... around a large covered central hall as a winter garden. The park at the Porte de Ninove has been in use for several years now, and yesterday the 'Grande Halle' was also officially opened. The masterplan we made for the Grande Halle was partly realised today (crèche by @zampone.architectuur, Grande Halle by @zampone.architectuur and @escaut.architectures, and studios and housing by @b612architectes) and the adjacent project for Circus Zonder Handen will hopefully start soon. The winter garden may be a little less green than we anticipated, but it has become a beautiful urban renovation project Molenbeek can be proud of.