The association BruxellesFabriques, which spearheads the efforts to promote and safeguard Brussels’ industrial and social heritage, won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2013 for its study for the restoration of the exceptional machines of the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery in Forest (Brussels). This study, authored by Guido Vanderhulst – President of BruxellesFabriques, aimed at analysing the feasibility of the restoration of these machines to didactic ends.
Guido's study goes beyond the repair of the machinery and proposes an original socio-cultural project for this historical industrial site. The project integrates the restoration of the machines, including setting some of them in motion for didactic purposes, and the training and involvement of restoration workers in communication to the wider public.
The restoration will start on 21 December. If you're interested in knowing more about the process and following it all the stages, follow us here as well as on our Facebook page.