The ten projects aiming to reinforce the attractiveness of the ten districts in the centre of Brussels as part of the campaign, Make.Brussels, were selected by a jury on Sunday. This was announced in a communiqué by the Brussels Minister for Economy and Employment, Didier Gosuin.
The third phase of the campaign took place this weekend, with an innovative 48-hour marathon during which the top 30 finalists had the opportunity to prototype their project.
On Sunday, a jury made up of different Brussels citizens had the responsibility of deciding between these 30 projects and keeping ten of them, in other words one for each Brussels quarter.
Amongst the projects featured was a concept store for products and services adapted to cyclists, entitled Kring Café Vélo, for the Dansaert district. The monument L’Arbre a Palabres (the never-ending discussion tree) was chosen for La Grand-Place, and the photograph exhibition “Then we joke” for Les Marolles.
For the Midi-Lemonnier area, “Entramie”, a platform calling for the creativity of tram users was selected. “Nationa(a)l Talent Hole”, an exhibition of Belgian talents and “Melting Pots” were respectively chosen for the Le Mont des Arts and Notre-Dame-Aux-Neiges. The jury also chose “Stryty”, a digital newspaper, for the Rue Neuve and “The Sound of Chocolate” for Le Sablon.
The ten teams will complete their project between the period June to December.
In total, 372 inhabitants of Brussels put forward their ideas on the site which was launched last April. Some 50,000 individuals chose to vote.