The renovation of Place De Brouckère has been deemed to be “officially complete” by the Brussels authorities.
After more than two years of work, the Place now has a brand new look, with a large, pedestrian-only space at its centre.
However, the installation of various pieces of urban furniture (e.g. benches) is still in progress. Thus, in order to be able to enjoy the Place without the presence of any construction equipment whatsoever, it will be necessary to wait until 2020.
The total amount of green space around the Place has also increased, from 300m² to 12,000m². However, some have complained that the Place now gives off a distinct impression of emptiness.
Works continue near Place de la Bourse and Place Fontainas.