This September, the ‘agora’ that travels between the four municipalities of North-West Brussels takes up residence in Koekelberg, in the heart of Parc Elisabeth/Elisabethpark. This wooden structure will be the starting point for an exploration of urban life that addresses the vital issue of how public space shapes human interactions and how to reinvent it for the city of tomorrow. This tour, run by Gaspard Giersé from Les Visites de Mon Voisin, will give visitors the chance to get to grips with the basics of town planning and to find out about the various planning models that can be found side by side just below the Koekelberg Basilica. The tour will end in the bowels of this major landmark, which houses a little-known caving club, in what must surely be one of the most unusual examples of the reappropriation of public space.
You will need to pay €8 (6 € for groups of 6 people and more) to access the Basilica’s panorama, with its magnificent view over the whole of Brussels.
In cooperation with the cultural centres of North-West Brussels and Les Visites de Mon Voisin.
Sat. at 13:00 and 15:30 and Sun. at 14:00 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).
Starting point: the agora (wooden seating structure) set up in the central avenue of Parc Elisabeth/Elisabethpark, Koekelberg
Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour.
Select the time slot that suits you and make your reservation online.