Toison d'Or/Gulden Vlies - Boulevard de Waterloolaan

Status : Study

The Brussels Region wishes to give a new face to the Avenue de la Toison d'Or and the Boulevard de Waterloo, more specifically to the surface area between the Porte de Namur and the Louise roundabout.

The ambition of the project is to redevelop the neighbourhood according to the needs of its inhabitants, shopkeepers and all its users, while strengthening its emblematic role in the Brussels region.

It aims to create a new quality public space, encouraging passers-by to visit the shops and restaurants present, but also to stop for a few hours. The project includes the renovation of the pavement, the reorganisation of car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, parking (car and bicycle), new green spaces, new lighting arrangements, the installation of one or more works of art and the creation of new friendly spaces.

The public authorities organised a first consultation phase in 2015 to guide the work. Five offices were selected and submitted sketches and development proposals. Several working meetings brought together shopkeepers and local residents to discuss the issues to be taken into account in an architectural competition.

The project was entrusted by the Region to the team: Atelier Bruno Fortier - Polo architects - Arcadis - CityTools.

 

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