Exploring the possibilities of the Marais Wiels, a natural lake emerging during construction at a brownfield site in the Forest district in Brussels, near the heart of the city, creating a unique, gradually developing ecosystem.
Levente Polyak, Eutropian’s expert specialised on urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, and local resilience gave a talk to participants at the International Urban Design Workshop by Welcomin – Community Welfare Mixed Infrastructures andBrussels Centre for Urban Studies on 20-24 March 2023.
Drawing on experiences from Rome’s “accidental lake” and urban activism catalyst Lago Bullicante, the main questions and themes explored in the session were:
The workshop was held at Communa’s Maxima project. Maxima is a large hub supporting neighbourhood dynamics. It offers affordable space for collective accommodation for women in precarious situations, as well as sports, social and culinary activities, artists’ and craftsmen ‘s workshops.