What is it about?
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the independence of Belgium, the Cinquantenaire Park (Jubelpark) is being transformed. In 2030, it will become a new socio-cultural beacon.
Large-scale works are being carried out on the Cinquantenaire site, which is located on part of the City's territory. This emblematic park in Brussels is set to become a major centre of the country.
By 2030, the Cinquantenaire Park will offer a combination of public gatherings to encourage meetings between various associations, social, sporting and cultural movements in the country.
Innovation and heritage
The 4 units built around the arcades of the site - the Army Museum, the Art and History Museum, the Royal Institute for Artistic Heritage and Autoworld - will be split into 2 poles, one dedicated to heritage, the other to innovation. The programme aims to forge new links between man and the environment, heritage and innovation, art and science on the historic site of the Cinquantenaire Park with the participation of the inhabitants.
The project plans to modernise the museums and their offer with a particular focus on decolonisation, a concern that will be central to this historically symbolic place.
The Cinquantenaire will host various European initiatives such as the EUROPEAN17 competition inviting young architects to reflect on an innovative way to cover the traffic lane that currently crosses the park.
Culture, events and participation
In coordination with the Region, the Common Resources for Regeneration through Culture project proposes to create a green connection with street furniture between the Mont des Arts and the Cinquantenaire Park, passing several museums and other cultural institutions.
From 2023 onwards, the Cinquantenaire intends to host a wide variety of events including sports meetings, picnics, artistic interventions in public spaces, and many other surprises. The calendar will be drawn up together with the citizens during participatory workshops in 2023.