Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen: Heritage Days Info Point
The Urban information point in the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen will be open from 10: 00 to 19: 00 on 18 and 19 September. Here you can find all the information you need about accessibility and purchase one of our many publications – some of which will be available at a special Heritage Days discount.
You can also round off your day with a performance by the string quartet Akhtamar, who will be performing on Saturday and Sunday at 16: 30
Adress : Halles Saint-Géry, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein 1, Brussels
M 1-5 (De Brouckère)
T 3-4 (Bourse/Beurs)
B 29-46-66-71-86-88 (De Brouckère), 33-46-48-86-95 (Bourse/Beurs)
In 2021, Urban ran a photography competition called “urban zoom”.
Open to anyone with a love for Brussels, its cultural and urban heritage, architecture and public spaces, it allowed people to share their take on the city through the medium of photography, whether ancient monuments or contemporary architecture, sculptures, parks, squares, streets, well-known or hidden places, movable heritage or events linked to Brussels folklore.
The competition had two parts, the first aimed at older primary and secondary school pupils in Brussels, the second at all members of the public.
We received nearly 2,000 photographs in all: some taken by day, others at night, some with people in, others without, some wide shots, others focusing on a single detail… The 40 pictures that won over the jury will be on display at the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen.
Free exhibition running from 17 September to 31 december at the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein 1, Brussels.
Organised by: Urban
DOWN IN THE RIVER – Underneath the Parking 58. Diving into the Archaeological Excavations of the Senne.
This exhibition showcases the archaeological excavations carried out by Urban on the site of the former car park, Parking 58, between February and July 2019. The dig yielded some insights into the very early history of Brussels (7th to 10th centuries), centred around the river that is inextricably linked with its origins. From the 12th century onwards, the banks of the Senne/Zenne were progressively developed, while in the 14th century a quay was built along the river, which was artificially deepened.
The Senne/Zenne has played a key part in the city’s social and economic history. This is reflected in the many objects found in the river’s bed and on what was once its eastern bank. Spanning a range of crafts and materials, they bring us closer to the daily life of Brussels’ residents from medieval times to the present day.
Free exhibition running from 17 September to 31 December 2021, open from 10:00 every day on the mezzanine of the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint Gorikshallen, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein 1, Brussels.
Organised by: Urban