Pascal Smet, Brussels Secretary of State for Urban Development, expressed delight at the idea of an open-air swimming pool – which he has been promoting for the past 15 years – become a reality.
“It is now time to look to the future,” said Smet. “After this temporary construction, we need a permanent open-air pool in Brussels. The Brussels government has already taken a decision in principle for the Abattoirs. A feasibility study is underway.”