Circle Park: the alternative circular incubator
Circle Park is a temporary project in open air on an abandoned industrial terrain of 15.000 m² with circular economy as a main theme. It is an innovative and experimental ecosystem that wants to create a communicty of different actors in the circular economy.
The site consists of sports fields (beach volley and padel), a summer bar with a sociocultural programmation responding to the needs of the neighborhood (performances, concerts, initiations ...), and production workshops that have their home in a container village.
The spaces: your project here?
In the economic part of the project, local makers from the circular economy can work in containers that can be customized as a workshop, office or retail space. Different types of containers are provided, but other uses of the site are also possible, both built-on and undeveloped. This way, future users can also design their own creations.
Do you have a project within the circular economy that would belong here? Then, not to worry: it is certainly not too late! Circle Park still accepts applications for projects that can develop the following activities with a circular approach:
- Production workshops (local production, upcycling…)
- Sports activities
Don’t you see your activity listed above? No worries! Circle Park is always interested to hear about your project (urban gardening, brewery, urban camping, artistic project…).
Interested? Get in touch!
Ready! Set! Go!
After a year of delay due to the sanitary cirisis, the project started in April 2021. Sports fields for beach volleyball were immediately installed, and a second sports project is under construction. Also, the first ‘maker’ has moved into his container workshop. In the very near future, a summer bar will be installed at Circle Park, making sure that by Summer 2021 the site will be buzzing with activity!
How come, circular?
The entire Circle Park project can be disassembled and relocated. As such, the activities can be continued at another location once the temporary occupation of the current site in Anderlecht has ended. In this way we can lift the circularity in this project to another, higher level.
Dzerostudio adds expertise in the circular economy and as an architect-urbanist for the management and construction of the project and the incoming and outgoing flow of materials.
Circle Park is part of Be Circular, the Brussels network for the transition towards a circular economy.