Belgian government presents plans for reshaping Brussels Cinquantenaire Park by 2030
On Thursday, the Belgian federal government and its partners outlined their plans for the Cinquantenaire Park/Jubelpark by 2030. The budget for the park is estimated at around 155 million euros.
By 2030, the Cinquantenaire Park should become "a site that no longer looks to the Belgium of the 19th century, but faces the Belgium of the future," state secretary for Science Policy Thomas Dermine said at the Brussels Royal Museum of Art & History.
The plans for the renovation and upgrading of the Cinquantenaire Park are supported by the federal government, prime minister De Croo added. "Together, we want to make Cinquantenaire Park a place where culture and science merge, where everyone can meet."
The Jubilee Park will be integrated within the European district and form an East-West axis with the Royal Park. The park will be linked to other socio-cultural and scientific institutions, such as the Museum of Natural Sciences.
Two museums located at the park will be revalued to modern standards. The War Heritage Museum will connect remembering history with dreaming about the innovation of the future while promoting human rights. The Museum of Art and History, in turn, will link the artistic with the historical, exhibiting more than 220,000 art and historical objects to the general public.
Over 80 million will be invested by Beliris, a cooperation between the Belgian government and the Brussels-Capital Region aimed at the promotion of Brussels as the Belgian and European capital. The remaining 75 million euros will come from the Régie des Bâtiments, a government department that manages buildings owned or leased by Belgium.
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