The Heyvaert district is a special place, defined by a heavy industrial heritage, it has been gifted a rich built heritage (sometimes with the presence of pollution). In Brussels, it has a strategic location. Located between the new parks of the Porte de Ninove and the Beekkant station, adjacent to the commercial and productive pole of the Abattoirs, close to the Southstation, crossed by the Brussels - Charleroi Canal, and served tangentially by the intermodal hub of the West station. Despite this strategic location, the district retains an insular character in places, wedged between the same infrastructures that connect this district to the rest of the region: the inner ring road, the canal, the Chaussée de Ninove and Rue Ropsy-Chaudron. These are both arteries and boundaries to cross. Similarly, the apparent clarity of the street grid is in constant conflict with the chaotic organization of mobility within this urban grid.
Development plan for Heyvaert area in Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region, BMA
Rebel, ABO-Group, TML, Cultureghem