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Masterplan “Abatan 2020” for Abattoir nv, Brussels, Belgium


Masterplan “Abatan 2020” for Abattoir nv, Brussels, Belgium


The Masterplan “Abatan 2020” develops an urban and architectural scenario for the gradual conversion of an industrial site hosting a slaughterhouse towards a mixed urban environment. Reinforcing an existing monumental market shed, the plan proposes a large central urban square that can host regional cultural events as well as a popular local market. The new plan identifies its borders as a tissue of urban warehouses hosting economic activities. The Masterplan anchors the large strategic lines of the overall plan but restricts itself to the description of a set of principles for each of the architectural elements in the plan; the large square, the urban warehouses, the compact slaughterhouse and the circulation.

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