Project

Food Processing Center and Markets, Brussels

The Abattoir Foodmet, a mixed-use market is located in a transitory neighborhood in Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium. The project includes small-scale meat processing facilities, various market stall types, logistics and parking spaces, and a large commercial roof farm with related retail programs including a farm-to-table restaurant. The market building, opened in June 2015, is the first phase of a district plan, which will convert an industrial slaughterhouse into a mixed-urban environment. A full scale mock-up of the project's enclosure system ‘platonic panels’, as well as a scaled model of the district master plan, was exhibited at the 2016 Venice Biennale as part of the Arsenale Main Pavilion.    
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Location
Anderlecht, Belgium

Client
Abattoir, Brussels

Year
2009 — 2015

Type
Built

Area
26000m2

Program
mixed, landscape, infrastructure

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Natalie Seys, Luk Peeters, Wim François, Sanne Peeters, Kobi Ruthenberg, Griet Kuppens, Steve Swiggers, Pierre Dugardyn, Larisa Ovalles, Raf De Preter, Joseph O’Connor, Yen Van Der Voort, Felix Lauffer, Michiel De Potter, Maria Simon, Evelyne Van Houtte, Theodossios Issaias

Collaborators
VK Engineering, Brussels (B)

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