Self Guided Walks around Brussels

You are invited to take a wander and explore the different elements of the themed walks described below. 

Starting at the site of Tour & Taxis, take your pick among the different areas and start your voyage of discovery through the different projects which aim to improve the quality of life for Brussels neighbourhoods and their residents. 

Rather than turning a blind eye to pressing issues and challenges faced by these areas, you will get the opportunity to glimpse at solutions spanning the renewal and restoration of historic neighbourhoods, transportation, circularity in the city, the protection of cultural heritage, water management, design, and urban policies that aim to benefit each and every one of us.

Address: Halles-st-Géry. 1, Place Saint-Géry. 1000 Bruxelles
Opening hours: 10 am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday.

Taking the Country's Side is glad to invite you to a free exhibition in Halles Saint-Géry, located in the historic centre of Brussels.

The "Taking the Country's Side" exhibition, organised by, is composed of a historiographic set of 42 maps, a reflexive compass, a large timeline and a series of videos . It was produced as part of the 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, curated by the Architecture & Experience master's degree of ENSAVT Paris-Est.

By measuring the environmental impasse with which our world is confronted, this exhibition intends to provoke a reflection - both retrospective and prospective - on the close link between these two twin disciplines, agriculture and architecture, and on their growing divorce since the industrial revolution. It aims to learn from agronomists, activists and planners who have been thinking about the hypothesis of an energetic degrowth as well as about the recomposition and perpetuation of living territories.

Halles Saint-Géry

The building is a stunning example of the architecture of covered markets, combining a Flemish neo-Renaissance style exterior with an interior using metal framework techniques. Since April 1999, the Halles Saint-Géry have housed an information and exhibition centre dedicated to heritage and living environment, under the auspices of the Brussels-Capital Region.

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