Even though spatially so close to Brussels Central train station with direct connection to international destinations and the Brussels airport, Cureghem is hardly ever considered as a location for national or international meetings, conferences or workshops. Richard Pfeifer, the 32 years old project manager of the syncity project and urban sociologist from Austria, reflects on […]
Gnamakoudji from Cureghem You have missed something… We were there in a temporarily used space, where a lady of African origin made juice out of ginger… you must taste it! A little later we were standing in the streets of Cureghem with our mouths clenched. For the first time we drank a Gnamakoudji; allright. Literally […]
René Kollmann, Co-Founder of STRATECO, a Graz (Austria) based Start-up conducts a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Brussels. In this Interview, he explains, how he works on site.
Early in the morning, when the streets of Cureghem are still asleep, the waste collectors come. It’s a Wednesday and for a short moment the streets of Cureghem look cleaner than usual. No cardboard boxes, no rubbish bags – for many here the ideal scenario. Right now, Andrea Bortolotti‘s statistics of garbage piling up along […]
Urban Lab @ Rue Dr de Meersman
On September 16, 2020, the partners of the SYNCITY project organized an Urban Lab on Rue Dr de Meersman in the Cureghem neighborhood of Brussels to discuss with the street’s residents and business owners the possibility of turning the street into a square.
Short introduction to Cureghem
Cureghem is a district of the Municipality of Anderlecht, located in the East of Anderlecht. It is separated from the other neighbourhoods of the municipality by the Charleroi Canal. The territory is subdivided into several sub-districts – Studs, City Albert I, Slaughterhouses, Leemens, Bara, Revision, and the Triangle. Industrialisation and Urbanisation of Cureghem in the […]
About Cureghem’s street trees
In Cureghem, as well as in cities everywhere all over the world, the city has planted trees in the streets, hoping that they cool down the air, beautify the city, offer space for rests in the shadow and serve as a small habitat for insects and birds. Also, pretty much everywhere in the world these […]
Urban renewal policies for Cureghem
When strolling through Cureghem one can notice that within the historic structure of the district a few modern buildings arise that are distinguishable not only by their condition, but also by their sometimes higher living standard. Some of these buildings are actually a part of the municipal strategy of urban renewal and the provision of […]
When I came to Cureghem for the first time, I had heard about the district mainly from stories told by my colleagues from the syncity project, who had already visited the district before the initial project partner meeting. They had told me about the large market hall and the slaughterhouse, and about the central location […]