Brussels Beer Project (BBP) was born just 5 years ago and is already preparing to build its second brewery in Anderlecht after the downtown brewery in Dansaert.
The new opus will have a production capacity of up to 10 million bottles, and will be located in the Biestebroeck basin in the 'Port Sud' district.
BRUSSELS BEER PROJECT LAUNCHES AN ARCHITECT CONTEST FOR ITS BREWERY 2.0 IN ANDERLECHT!
The BBP launches this Tuesday June, 19th an architect contest, with the support of the Bouwmeester, to install its brewery of the XXIst century, with a capacity of 35.000 hectoliters, the equivalent of 10 million bottles per year. All of its production, including the permanent beers brewed so far at its brewing partner, will be brought back to Brussels, while the Dansaert microbrewery, which focuses on ephemeral beers, will be also kept to focus further on experimentation.
A BREWERY OF THE 21st CENTURY: EXEMPLARY, CREATIVE AND OPEN!
In line with Babylone, beer brewed from unsold bread, the brewery will be designed to be exemplary in water recycling and energy management. It should also be particularly flexible because more than 30 different beers will be brewed each year, in both small as in large quantities. BBP aims to be one of the best new craft wave breweries in Europe and this brewery should help greatly in this challenge.
Even though the focus is the production of beer, the brewery will also be open to the BBP community for visits, events with a beer garden of 900m2, located along the canal and bike path. It’s a safe bet that many people will spend their sunny afternoons enjoying a beer next to the vessels.
A BREWERY MAKING A SPLASH IN THE 'PORT SUD' NEIGHBOURHOOD
The «Port Sud» neighbourhood enjoys an exceptional location on the Biestebroeck basin in Anderlecht. The BBP wants to play an active role in the revitalization of the «Port Sud» neighbourhood and should contribute to its identity and attractiveness. The building could reach up to 15 meters high on nearly 1,000 m2 with an adjacent beer garden of 900m2. In its contest launched on June 19, the BBP invites architects to « build a bold brewery, looking forward to tomorrow. A brewery with an assertive and contemporary style ». Beyond the creation of 20+ skilled and unskilled jobs over time, the BBP will be keen to become fully involved in the life of its new neighbourhood.
THE COMMUNITY WILL BE INVOLVED AT EVERY STAGE OF THIS AMBITIOUS PROJECT!
It will be necessary to wait until the end of 2020 for the first brews in this brewery 2.0. The first step is taken with the launch of the architectural competition on June 19th which should attract several dozens of teams from Belgium and abroad.
BBP intends to share the progress of this competition with its community which will be consulted for the choice of the final architectural project in October 2018. The different stages of this project will be shared in real time: obtaining permits, beginning of the construction of the building, arrival brewing equipment, first brews. The BBP will again appeal to its large community to achieve even greater crowdfunding for this project. Stay tuned!