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Brussels Minister

  • The city is a laboratory, a breeding ground for the future. Brussels needs to foster creativity and experimentation, providing spaces to play, practise sports and learn new skills.

  • Brussels is to be enjoyed by tram, on foot, by bike, ... while meeting other people. This calls for public transport and spatial planning that strike a balance between meeting others and just passing by.

  • Well-designed public spaces contribute to a more livable city. Squares and parks should oxygenate Brussels.

  • Our Brussels Region gives opportunities to children; it gives parents and children the possibility to take on their responsibilities. Our Brussels Region supports them to break away from poverty.



thursday -
Jo Voets

Pascal Smet pays a visit to KETMET, the new playground that the NPO Cultureghem has created on the site of the Abattoirs (slaughterhouses). COURT-CIRCUIT/KETMET has been officially presented during the opening of the Festival Kanal Playground.

After KOOKMET which in a playful manner allows the kids from Brussels to discover healthy food, the NPO Cultureghem puts KETMET in the spotlight. KETMET transforms Abattoir into a covered playground, the biggest of his kind in Brussel. COURT-CIRCUIT is a graphic game, made of lines, shapes and colours which are painted on the ground of this huge covered market.

Since 2012, the NPOCultureghem isactive on the site ofAbattoirs. The massive covered market space that has been made available as well as the cellars of theAbattoirs have been used to reinforce social cohesion. The NPO Cultureghem strives to transform thesite, to make it an urban point of contact and offer aqualitative public space to all the children and the teenagers living in the surrounding area and in the whole of Brussels