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Brussels Northern Quarter Energy Coordination Platform

The aim of the Coordination Platform is to bring together and put into use the tools, funds and stakeholders in order to make the Brussels Northern Quarter a Positive Energy District (PED). This body must develop a vision for the district as a whole and coordinate the various individual energy projects.

The Coordination Platform is part of the Brussels Northern Quarter transformation programme, in which the energy transition is used as a lever to achieve economic, ecological and social sustainability. A successful energy transition for Brussels requires a radical transformation of the technology and of business and organisational models that are used in the local energy sector, in order to bring about the necessary social and economic interaction between the different stakeholders. Local initiatives that already exist play a decisive role in this change. They are bundled at the district level and engage in dialogue with actors involved in the system. The Coordination Platform is a tool that offers citizens, private parties and local authorities the possibility of being directly involved in shaping the energy transition. The City of Brussels has commissioned Architecture Workroom Brussels and 3E to lead the start-up of the Coordination Platform, after which the City will appoint a coordinator.

The project is part of the European research project JPI PED ‘Cities4PEDs’, in which Brussels, Stockholm and Vienna exchange knowledge and expertise about the organisational level and the tools needed for Positive Energy Districts.

partners and actors
The City of Brussels, 3E, AWB
theme
energy
innovative aspects
, policy innovation
scale
district


slideshow
Promenade Atelier in the spotlight
Along a route in the Brussels Northern Quarter, different actors get to know each other and the neighbourhood. They engage in dialogue to identify needs and opportunities and to jointly reflect on various future energy projects.

Constellation of actors
imageConstellation of actors
The platform brings together stakeholders and actors to uncover the needs and opportunities surrounding the energy issue in the Brussels Northern Quarter.


Constellation of actors


photo: Architecture Workroom Brussels, 2020

Promenade Atelier Presentation
filePromenade Atelier Presentation
On the basis of a narrative, background information and pitches from experts, those present at the Promenade Atelier are challenged to reflect on the energy transition in the Northern Quarter.

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Promenade Atelier Presentation



Promenade Atelier invitation and route
imagePromenade Atelier invitation and route
Along a route in the Brussels Northern Quarter, different actors get to know each other and the neighbourhood. They engage in dialogue to identify needs and opportunities and to jointly reflect on various future energy projects.


Promenade Atelier invitation and route


photo: Architecture Workroom Brussels, 2021

Northern Quarter LEAP
imageNorthern Quarter LEAP
The Coordination Platform’s experimentation space brings together the public sector, the private sector and civil society. In combination with already existing (small-scale) transformations in the district, they are the seeds for new, more integrated local projects that form the basis for a Local Energy Action Plan.


Northern Quarter LEAP


photo: Architecture Workroom Brussels, 2021

Northern Quarter Atlas
fileNorthern Quarter Atlas
The Brussels Northern Quarter is mapped out using spatial and cartographic analyses combined with a search for the representation of the dynamics in the Northern Quarter (by means of photography and fieldwork).

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Northern Quarter Atlas