Residential parks of Etrimo in the Brussels suburbs: analysis of the Breughelparc in Zellik


– Lieke Verschelden –

In the 60’s, a large amount of apartments were produced by the construction company Etrimo in the suburbs of the city of Brussels. These structures were part of a series of identical residential parks, which were introduced from a new urban thought in the Belgian landscape. By the current energetic, demographic and sociological challenges those buildings are often the issue of renovation and redevelopment.

This master thesis starts with the ambition to provide a framework for the urban redevelopment of these areas. A focus on the Breughelparc in Zellik creates a context behind this typology and allows us to look at the current urban conditions that have shaped these post-war towers.