A GOOD CITY HAS INDUSTRY26.10.2016—15.01.2017(Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-21:00, except for christmas and new year)
Cities are the incubators and the engines of the economy. Over the past decades, the renewal of the European city was accompanied by the rapid growth of services and knowledge economy. But in our effort to turn the city into an attractive living and working environment, we have also driven the industry out of the city. Productive areas disappear into the outskirts of the city or to low-wage countries. The city is turning into a place of consumption, without production. That is problematic.
A different city is being built now, in and around Brussels. The industrial activities and infrastructure that are still prominent, are a unique asset for the future. The city and its outskirts are being revived by making room for innovative manufacturing activities, low-skilled jobs and a circular economy. Building new homes for a growing population is linked to the preservation and enhancement of the urban economy and industry. Brussels and Flanders are pioneers of a turnaround in the European urban development and planning: from the post-industrial city to the productive city.
The exhibition A Good City Has Industry organised in BOZAR, presents the results and ongoing work in progress of the IABR Atelier Brussels Productive Metropolis. The design research and knowledge exchange atelier was founded by Flemish and Brussels actors in association with the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and Architecture Workroom Brussels. The exhibition brings together existing urban strategies and current projects, but also steps up a gear. Over the last few months, architects, policy makers, experts, developers and entrepreneurs have been working together on concrete projects and places. Using these concrete proposals and strategies, the exhibition presents ten keys to build the productive city of the future. To work!
Download the visitor’s guide.We can organize a guided tour for groups (75€ per group). To request a guided tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgWatch documentary by Storyrunner commissioned by OVAM in the framework of the IABR -2016 in collaboration with Architecture Workroom Brussels.
PHOTOS OPENING EXHIBITION© BOZAR – photos Renaud Schrobiltgen
PHOTOS EXHIBITION© AWB – photos Tim Van De Velde