Program 2022

Workshop / Partner

Make your own cutting board with wood from the Sonian Forest!

The Sonian Forest is a peri-urban ecosystem of about 5,000 hectares just outside Brussels. The forest is home to spectacular deciduous trees (mainly beech and oak) and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year, a carefully selected number of trees are felled and replaced with new ones to adapt the forest to new trees, climate change, increase biodiversity and produce new wood. Currently, most of this timber is exported to Asia, with a negative carbon footprint and almost no local value. Sonian Wood Coop is working with local partners to use this wonderful resource to source for architecture, construction, design and art projects. For archiweek, Sonian Wood Coop is organising a workshop where you can come into direct contact with local wood and take home a homemade object.

The workshops take the form of an activity in groups of 10-15 people and last two hours. Each workshop combines a "theoretical" part about the challenges of local wood from Brussels with a "practical" part involving the making of a simple wooden object, a cutting board.

Workshop 1
Saturday 22/10/21, 11h00 to 13h00
Workshop 2
Saturday 22/10/21, 14h00 to 16h00
Workshop 3
Saturday 22/10/21, 16h30 to 18h00
(Punctual starting times)

© / Sonian Wood


● Booking

Meeting place


Address of the visit

Rue Heyvaert/Heyvaertstraat 140
1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek


Practical informations

PRM access with assistance
WC Access
Photos allowed

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