Made in West: urban and participatory crafts in the area around the Gare de l’Ouest/ Weststation

Since late 2019, the various decorative elements inherited from the past, that are to be found on the facades of houses in the area around the Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation, have been highlighted in order to create several small series of colourful contemporary ornaments for future use in urban developments.

The programme for the day includes a hands-on workshop where you can try out a given technique (such as cement ornamentation or terrazzo), a presentation on the first sets of ornaments produced by the project and an unguided walk around this relatively unexplored neighbourhood that features, scattered over just a few streets, various examples of all the types of architectural decoration seen in the Brussels region. There will also be stands run by local residents, where you can come face to face with ‘intangible’ heritage in the form of culinary delights and cultural diversity.

In cooperation with Made in West.

Practical information

Sun., 11:00 to 17:00

Venue: Jardin des Quatre Vents/Vierwindentuin, Rue des Quatre-Vents/ Vier-windenstraat 190, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Participants are free to explore the event and attend the workshops as they please.

82 Quatre-Vents - Vier winden
86 Quatre-Vents - Vier winden
89 Duchesse - Hertogin Brabant