Public square


“This public square in Etterbeek is a good example of how to manage a space addressing children and pedestrian uses in an urban context. Through the use of simple tools, the project improves relations between the city’s different users. Cars disappear and distance is created between them and people without this distance becoming a fence. An interesting balance in the use of vegetal and mineral in order to establish a subtle hierarchy in the public space.” Louis Leger

Bringing the valley to life

— Eline Dehullu

Grue supports the notion of ‘capable place’ in its approach to public space: providing ‘capacity’ without predefining a specific use or dedicating the space to a specific age group. By assessing the fine line between an intrusive and an inclusive spatial layout, this string of projects signals a more delicate and open way of thinking, making room for young and old.

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  • Public square

  • Etterbeek, Belgium

  • Playground, garden

  • Selection procedure of the Brussels Government Architect (BMA)

  • Municipality of Etterbeek

  • 24/05/21

  • 3000 m²

  • 750 000,00 €

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  • Alter

  • Witteven & Bos

  • Studio Gregory Lacoua (designer)

  • Eurovia

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