2014 Belgium


Type of project: Active Parks Language: English, Spanish Download PDF Developed by: Brussels Environment http://www.landezine.com/index.php/2017/03/parckdesign-by-taktyk-and-alive-architecture/

Synthesis of the case study

Parcfarm is an urban farm in Brussels build on a former dumping ground by the local residents of Molenbeek. It was an idea of local people who responded to a call from Parkdesign project to create a park in the Molenbeek district that has been built around a glass farmhouse, a cafe as well as the administrative offices of the non profit organisation that runs the site. Parcfarm is also home to a communal kitchen, a series of beehives, an animal park with chickens and sheep, and a communal wood fired oven where locals can bake bread or pizzas. The project was meant to be temporary, but the success of the initiative made the city council announce it as a permanent fixture.

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