Brussels past and present at work: an exploration of Be-Here (former Byrrh buildings)


15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Brussels past and present at work: an exploration of Be-Here (former Byrrh buildings)

Be-Here, a testament to Brussels’s glorious industrial past, is intended to host the movers and shakers of the contemporary regional economy. Located in the former Byrrh buildings, this vast complex has a total surface area of 9,000 m_ and borders the Tour et Taxis/Thurn en Taxis site. It has been listed and freshly restored under the auspices of the City of Brussels Public Welfare Services (CPAS/OCMW). The ERDF (2007-2013 programme) and the Brussels-Capital Region (Monuments and Sites) are jointly financing the project. From the autumn of 2018, it will be home to various businesses, offering semi-industrial, production and retail spaces, as well as a practical logistics infrastructure and fully-equipped offices. Companies which are active in the sustainable food sector and favour the circular economy will be given priority. You will be able to enjoy a preview tour of the complex, which is still being renovated, accompanied by a guide, who will reveal not only the history of the 1920s era building but a thing or two about the famous Byrrh aperitif! On this tour, you will learn how the logistics infrastructure and facilities respect the architectural heritage of the buildings while creating a lively, effective economic hub.

A partnership between Once in Brussels, Les Ateliers des Tanneurs and the Brussels CPAS/OCMW.

Practical information

    • Be-Here
    • Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre/Dieudonné Lefèvrestraat 4
    • 1020 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 11h00 to 17h00 (guided tours throughout the day in small groups)
      Only certain parts will be open to the public.
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