Call for projects 'Activation of the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains'

The City of Brussels is launching a call for projects for 2 actions as part of the De Mot-Couvreur School Contract: the 'Prefiguration and activation of the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains' action and the 'Open site: mobile furniture' action. Applications must be submitted by noon on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

On 8 December 2022, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region approved the programme of the De Mot-Couvreur School Contract, a regional urban renewal programme initiated by the School Service with the aim of improving the school environment in Brussels and strengthening the relationship between the school and its neighbourhood.

This programme approval has resulted in the City of Brussels being awarded a grant of 2,250,000 euros for investment projects and actions, of which 180,000 euros are used for this call for projects.

The 'Prefiguration and activation of the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains' project proposes a temporary occupation and prefiguration of the public space, pending the definitive redevelopment of the square according to the plans of the Fallow-Basil Descheemaeker office, which was selected by a multidisciplinary 'open jury'. Drawing on the lessons learned from the participatory process by the City of Brussels at the end of 2021, this project will test and enrich the future uses/developments as imagined in the winning sketch by the Fallow-Basil Descheemaeker office, and consult and involve partners and everyday players in order to best support the changes that will take place in the neighbourhood and prepare the transformation of the square.

The aim of the 'Open site: mobile furniture' project is to design and build mobile street furniture, with the participation of pupils and local residents, in order to begin the collective transformation of outdoor spaces inside and outside the school. The furniture, which will have several functions (seats, planters, tables and play elements,...), will be used to test/activate several locations around the school (including the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains and the Rempart des Moines site).

The two initiatives will run until the end of 2026, so that we can build a solid project that is supported by local stakeholders and that raises awareness and implements real changes in terms of activating public space and social cohesion.

All details of the call for project, the regulations and forms are only available in French and Dutch:

Poster - Call for projects 'Activation of the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains'

Created on 23/04/2024 (modified on 23/05/2024)