Against the currentBrussels’ canalquarter as the new city centre                                            MyCanal.be
Observations   Tegen de stroom in    City centremovingtowards the Canal    No masterplan for the canal    No waterfront in...
Observation 2: No masterplanNo masterplan or city planning leads to chaotic developmentSpeculation by private investors
Observation 3: Canal is a frontier / border / wallCanal has few public open spaceCanaldoesn’tconnect different communities...
Observations   Tegen de stroom in    City centremovingtowards the Canal    No masterplan for the canal    No waterfront in...
Economy: Logistics- very low job creation per m2economicvaluecalculatedby the lengths of the quayssecond hand car industri...
Economy: Invest in new industries- Economicvalueshouldbecalculatedby the number of workers-Reallocate heavy industrie and ...
Housing: Overcrowded & underequiped- Fragmented chaos of overcrowdeddistricts and high vacancyrates- No link with the Cana...
Meeting place: Canal doesn’t connect- Socially and culturallytwoseperatedworlds-Poorlydesigned public space, no meeting sp...
Meeting place: Green connection of districts- Public spaceredesigned as to invite forencouter-Strengthenedattractions and ...
Mobility: Parking with a view?!-Crossing the Canal = traffic jam-Verydifficultforbikers, pedestrians, public transport to ...
Mobility: Rethinking urban mobility- More bridgesforpedestrians and bikers-Reorganisingexistingcrossings as public meeting...
Observations   Tegen de stroom in    City centremovingtowards the Canal    No masterplan for the canal    No waterfront in...
- Retainexistingprojects and development- Protest againstnon-urbanprojectsUplace, Just Under The Sky, Shell-site, widening...
Station area and Logistics Port                                  MyCanal.be
Urban park             MyCanal.be
Start a ripple, watchitgrow
A newurbandynamic                    MyCanal.be
More jobs            MyCanal.be
Waterfrontprinciples  Create a waterfrontforeveryone  Live on the riverbanks in a social mix  Set up a policyfor decent an...
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Analysis Brussels Canal quarter

  1. 1. Against the currentBrussels’ canalquarter as the new city centre MyCanal.be
  2. 2. Observations Tegen de stroom in City centremovingtowards the Canal No masterplan for the canal No waterfront in BrusselsChallenges To work To live To meet To moveConcretisation of ourvisionFiveurbanprojectsalong the Canal MyCanal.be
  3. 3. Observation 2: No masterplanNo masterplan or city planning leads to chaotic developmentSpeculation by private investors
  4. 4. Observation 3: Canal is a frontier / border / wallCanal has few public open spaceCanaldoesn’tconnect different communities and quartersLittleMorocco and bobo Dansaert Laken and SchaarbeekCanal has the potential as meeting spot MyCanal.be
  5. 5. Observations Tegen de stroom in City centremovingtowards the Canal No masterplan for the canal No waterfront in BrusselsChallenges To work To live To meet To moveConcretisation of ourvisionFiveurbanprojectsalong the Canal MyCanal.be
  6. 6. Economy: Logistics- very low job creation per m2economicvaluecalculatedby the lengths of the quayssecond hand car industrie, junkyard, TIR Warehouse…- 78% of all industrie along the Canal does notuse the water-Logistics in the middle of living quarters, nourbancompatibility- Port of Brussels and minister Grouwels: “No marina, but cargo port”
  7. 7. Economy: Invest in new industries- Economicvalueshouldbecalculatedby the number of workers-Reallocate heavy industrie and logistics to the extremities of Brussels-Favour the link with the water- Invest in creative and high-tech industries as well as urbaneconomy MyCanal.be
  8. 8. Housing: Overcrowded & underequiped- Fragmented chaos of overcrowdeddistricts and high vacancyrates- No link with the Canal-Danger of social displacement (gentrification) and nosocial mix=>Visionintegratingdemographic boom, social mix and qualityhousing MyCanal.be
  9. 9. Meeting place: Canal doesn’t connect- Socially and culturallytwoseperatedworlds-Poorlydesigned public space, no meeting spot-Cultural and touristicalinteresting spot notvalorised- Green city not present in the denselypopulateddistrictsalong the Canal MyCanal.be
  10. 10. Meeting place: Green connection of districts- Public spaceredesigned as to invite forencouter-Strengthenedattractions and a cultural landmark for the Canal- Lobcity: a green-blue link through the city withaccess to the districts- Public space = Recreationarea (e.g. public open air swimming pool) MyCanal.be
  11. 11. Mobility: Parking with a view?!-Crossing the Canal = traffic jam-Verydifficultforbikers, pedestrians, public transport to cross the Canal-Impossible to move along Brussels’ riverfromAnderlecht to Schaarbeek-Tworiverbanksnotlinkedproperly MyCanal.be
  12. 12. Mobility: Rethinking urban mobility- More bridgesforpedestrians and bikers-Reorganisingexistingcrossings as public meeting spaces BridgesVandevelde, Ninove, Van Praet-Movingalong the canalforpedestrians, bikers and public transport-Discouragingcaruse and parking along the Canal MyCanal.be
  13. 13. Observations Tegen de stroom in City centremovingtowards the Canal No masterplan for the canal No waterfront in BrusselsChallenges To work To live To meet To moveConcretisation of ourvisionFiveurbanprojectsalong the Canal MyCanal.be
  14. 14. - Retainexistingprojects and development- Protest againstnon-urbanprojectsUplace, Just Under The Sky, Shell-site, widening ring…-Proposing 5 ideas in 5 areas along the Canal-Introducing 10 waterfrontprinciples MyCanal.be
  15. 15. Station area and Logistics Port MyCanal.be
  16. 16. Urban park MyCanal.be
  17. 17. Start a ripple, watchitgrow
  18. 18. A newurbandynamic MyCanal.be
  19. 19. More jobs MyCanal.be
  20. 20. Waterfrontprinciples Create a waterfrontforeveryone Live on the riverbanks in a social mix Set up a policyfor decent and affordablehousing Embrace the different identities and cultures as a trumpfor Brussels Connect the denselypopulatedwitheachother Garrantysustainable jobs in anurbaneconomy Attractcreative entrepreneurs and innovative industries Improvemobility of pedestrians, bikers and public transport Developurbanlogisticfacilitieswithwaterwayaccess Prioritize public spacewithanambitiousarchitecture MyCanal.be

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