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4 Co-Design workshops (2021)

Placemaking Event


From 14 April 2021 to 5 May 2021


Brussels (Belgium)


6 May 2021



Within the framework of A Happy Place activity and the transformation of the Pieremans playground, Alive Architecture in collaboration with BRAVVO organized four workshops throughout April 2021 to co-define the programming that will be tested throughout June 2021 and realized in 2022.

In April 2021 four events aimed to reveal interests and desires of the participants. On Wednesday 14.04.2021 the team engaged with passer’s-by to build confidence. Together with the participants they discussed and noted problematics and ideas for the site with post-it’s on a model of the site. During the second event on Wednesday 21.04.2021 the findings lead to a set of objects that were positioned and discussed on the model while participants and organizers were drawing games with chalk onto the open space. The findings of both events led to images of ideas that participants voted upon during the third event on 28.4.2021. During the fourth event on Wednesday 05.05.2021 the team engaged with the participants to discuss final possibilities of the transformations for the site.

Other files:


Neighbourhood contract “Les Marolles”: https://www.bruxelles.be/marolles

BRAVVO: https://bravvo.bruxelles.be


If you would like to have more information about these placemaking activities, please contact: Petra Pferdmenges: petra@alivearchitecture.eu

This project is co-funded by the City of Brussels within the context of the socio-economic activities of the Contrat de Quartier durable 'Les Marolles' / Duurzame Wijkcontract 'De Marollen' and co-mananged by BRAVVO, the prevention service of the City of Brussels. For further information please contact: Ghazaleh Haghdad: ghazaleh.haghdad@brucity.be


Inhabitants: Social housing blocs & more

The project intends to reach the inhabitants of both social housing complexes with a specific attention upon the young population. Involving them actively into the process may improve not only the image of the site but also the respect of the fragile part of inhabitants.