10.065 | Verboekhoven Square Footbridge
This project consists in the redesign of Place Eugène Verboekhoven, widely known in Brussels as the ‘Cage aux ours’ (‘Bear pit’). This square shows a peculiar relief and is divided in two by a railway line. The proposal by MSA and Ney & Partners was to reunite the square with a steel footbridge which acts more as a public space than an engineering structure. It offers a central crossing of the square and, thanks to a system of steps serving as stands, provides an alternative to the heavily used existing benches.
- PROJECT DATA
MissionComplete mission for architectural and structural design.Study2011Execution2012-2013ClientRenovas - Municipality SchaerbeekBudget€560.000Length25mArea175m2ArchitectNey & Partners - MSASiteBrussels, Belgium show on mapImage creditsSerge Brison - MSA