Brussels to knock down Herrmann-Debroux viaduct
On Thursday, the Brussels government approved the Delta Herrmann-Debroux Master Development Plan (PAD). The raised road will be demolished, and in its place housing, green spaces and new areas for active and public transport will appear.
“This PAD reflects the ambition of the Brussels government to demolish the Herrmann-Debroux viaduct, a relic of the 70s’ urban planning, to create a city entrance worthy of the name.”
“We started this work with the E40 and the Reyers viaduct. We are continuing our work to offer residents more peaceful neighborhoods, build new housing, create more green spaces, and finally pave the way for the mobility of tomorrow,” said Brussels Minister-President Rudi Vervoort (PS).
Last Thursday, the Ministers could not find common ground on the Herrmann-Debroux subject, but things have changed this week. After studying the 150 points, the Delta Herrmann-Debroux Master Development Plan (PAD) has finally been approved, with some much-needed modifications, especially housing.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been heard on the reduction of buildings’ height, especially in the Demey sector. We have also obtained the extension of the park and guarantees on the phasing with priority given to mobility,” declared Auderghem’s Mayor, Didier Gosuin (DéFi), to the press.
Housing and mobility
In place of the Herrmann-Debroux viaduct – freeing up 43,5 ha of space – buildings, parks, and areas for public transport will rise. In addition, the Triumph, Delta, and Triangle sites will see the development of new housing and business areas. At the same time, Demey should be transformed into a mixed neighborhood with active and public transport.