Program 2022

Guided tour / geo-sourcing / bio-sourcing / urban-sourcing / Sélection des commissaires


Construction team: Karbon' architecture et urbanisme (architect), Municipality of Ixelles/Elsene (project owner)
Implementation: in progress
Project financed under the City Policy neighbourhoods.

The Cygnes project aims to repurpose the remaining free space inside an urban block as a pocket park and kinders ouders café (KOC), in addition to senior community housing, in an innovative way. The project incorporates a raft of circular principles. For example, the existing structure forms the basis for the renovation, incoming and outgoing material flows are kept to a minimum and new materials are bio-based as far as possible.  

During the tour, visitors will get to see various interventions by the architects and applications of bio-based products. The construction phase offers an ideal opportunity to understand how the building process works.

Important: The project is currently in progress. Please wear solid heavy soled shoes, boots or work shoes. Heels should be avoided.

The visit on Saturday 22.10.2022 at 13:00 will be given by the architect.

© Maxime Vermeulen


● Booking

Address of the visit

Rue des Cygnes/Zwanenstraat 10
1050 Ixelles/Elsene

Practical informations

PRM access with assistance
Photos allowed

  • Sélection des commissaires
  • Agency visit
  • New in town
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Partner