Brussels past and present at work: an exploration of the Tanners’ Workshops (the former Palais du Vin)

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Brussels past and present at work: an exploration of the Tanners’ Workshops (the former Palais du Vin)

The Tanners’ Workshops, a testament to Brussels’s glorious industrial past, are intended to host the movers and shakers of the contemporary regional economy, mainly start-up companies. They are located in the former Palais du Vin and the old Merchie-Pèdedepartment store. This vast Art Nouveau complex, extending over more than 8,000 m_, has been listed and completely renovated on the initiative of the City of Brussels Public Welfare Services (CPAS/OCMW), with the support of the ERDF within its 2000-2006 programme, the Brussels-Capital Region (Monuments and Sites) and Beliris. Almost 5,000 m_ have been set aside to host economic activities: production spaces, offices, adaptable areas and retail units catering for start-up companies. The complex also serves as a unique venue for professional, festive or cultural events. There are spaces for conferences, seminars or other events. A restaurant, open to the public from noon, is located in the Halle aux Fûts, and there is an organic market in the former Halle 1902. You will explore the complex accompanied by a guide, who will reveal all the secrets of the buildings. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the initiatives launched by certain entrepreneurs, who will be in attendance to present details of their activities.

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

Practical information

    • Les Ateliers des Tanneurs
    • Rue des Tanneurs/Huidevettersstraat 60A
    • 1000 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 11h00 to 17h00 (guided tours throughout the day in small groups)
      Only certain parts will be open to the public.
    • M
      Gare du Midi/Zuidstation
    • T
      Gare du Midi/ Zuidstation, Lemonnier
    • B
      Gare du Midi/Zuidstation
    • B
      Chapelle/Kapellekerk