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5 Co-production workshops (2021)

Placemaking Event


From 2 June 2021 to 18 August 2021


Brussels (Belgium)


7 July 2021



Within the framework of the transformation of the Pieremans playground, Alive Architecture in collaboration with BRAVVO organized four workshops throughout June 2021 to test the ideas observed during the workshops in April. Those were to reinforce the use of the space by children and to make the area more safe. In case of success the ideas are going to be realized in a permanent way in 2022.

On Wednesday 02.06., 09.02., 16.02. and 23.06.2021 the team together with the participants, mainly the children that inhabit the surrounding social housing blocs, painted a play-space around the actual playground. Additionally they started to paint on the surrounding walls to make the space more user-friendly. Finally they co-constructed a fence in order to avoid children to run onto the street.

On 18.08.2021 together with a local artist Chloé Saelens the team will enlarge the painting on the wall. Through their presence during that day they will also test the fence and observe reactions of users of the space. The observations are going to lead to a realization of permanent interventions that will be developed through a participative process in spring 2022 and realized in September 2022.

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


Institutions: Brussels Housing (Logement Bruxellois / Brussel Woningen)

Brussels Housing Institution is the manager of several social housing blocs within the city of Brussels, including both social housing complexes of the project and the playground itself


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 for this fragile part of inhabitants.