Program 2021

Guided tour / Comingtogether / Ownership

Pocket Parks: La Halte/De Halte

Team : vvv architecture urbanisme, Bloc Paysage

How can you make room for greenery, relaxation and tranquillity in densely populated neighbourhoods where there is little open space left over? One solution being tested in Laeken/Laken is to create 'pocket parks' for local people in unused spaces fragmented by roads and railway tracks. Four such parks are now planned, one of which has already been completed. Each will have its own theme, linked to the neighbourhood: one focuses on urban agriculture, and another provides an outdoor seating area overlooking the city, while a third (the one participating in archiweek) is a former railway station known as La Halte/De Halte ('The Stop'). Local residents can follow the construction of these parks and related activities live on Facebook.

The park featured in archiweek has a rich history. It is situated on the site of what was once a private train station used by the Belgian royal family, from where they were able to pass straight into the grounds of their adjacent palace via a gate in the estate's walls. The La Halte/De Halte pocket park will open up this space to the public.

The visits on 16.10.2021 at 14:00 and 15:00 will be given by the architect.

© Séverin Malaud

Dates

Saturday 16 October 2021
14:00 → 14:40 (en)
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Saturday 16 October 2021
15:00 → 15:40 (fr)
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Sunday 17 October 2021
11:00 → 11:40 (nl)
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Sunday 17 October 2021
12:00 → 12:40 (en)
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Sunday 17 October 2021
13:00 → 13:40 (fr)
● Booking

Sunday 17 October 2021
14:00 → 14:40 (fr)
● Booking

Meeting place

At the intersection of the Albertstraat and the Chaussée de Vilvorde in Laeken

Address of the visit

Rue Albert/Albertstraat 43
1020 Bruxelles/Brussel

Practical informations

PRM access
Child-friendly
Photos allowed