MolenWest Square: SAU project nominated for Brussels Architecture Prize

7 September 2021
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MolenWest Square, the temporary occupation programme initiated by the Urban Development Corporation and the municipality of Molenbeek next to the Gare de l’Ouest railway station, is among the 31 projects nominated for the Brussels Architecture Prize in the ‘Public space’ category.

The SAU, on the basis of one of the roles assigned to it by the Region, organised an architectural competition (won by 1010 Architecture & Urbanism) and has financed the fitting-out of the site: the installation of six containers connected by a series of lightweight, semi-transparent roofs to accommodate the various activities, and of an additional unit for the site manager appointed by the municipality; the landscaping of the surrounds, the plantations and the public spaces; the adaptation of the fence; water, gas and electricity supplies; and lighting.

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