Laeken winner of the 'Hidden Treasures' campaign
Nearly 10 million lamps and light fixtures were collected by the Belgians in 2018. To reward that, Recupel launched a campaign in which every Belgian could identify his or her 'hidden treasures': beautiful but undervalued places that deserve to be put in the spotlight. 'Memory of Expo 58' in Laeken was one of the winners.
A total of 249 hidden pearls were sent in between 21 October and 17 November 2019. A professional jury chose the most beautiful and technically feasible projects. 'Memory of Expo 58' (Place Saint-Lambert in Laeken), presented by the Triangle neighborhood committee, was one of the 10 winners.
With a well-placed spot that can already be seen, Recupel brings 'Memory of Expo 58' to the attention of residents and passers-by. The lighting used is energy efficient (only LED lamps) and made in Belgium.
Triangle neighborhood committee
'Memory of Expo 58' is unknown but not unloved in the neighborhood. The Triangle Houba-Sobieski-Heysel neighborhood committee has been trying for several years to give this hidden treasure the attention it deserves. They responded to the Recupel project call.