Inauguration restoration Square Petit Sablon, Brussels (BE) - (July 11, 2017)

Didier Reynders, Federal Minister responsible for Beliris and Céline Fremault, Brussels Minister for environment, reopened the site last Tuesday. The park was designed by the Brussels studio of architect Henri Beyaert (1823-1894) and listed on the inventory of Monuments and sites in 1972. The 220 m long fence is a tribute to the 16th century crafts. The sculptures, the fence and the columns are all disassembled to improve the stability of the foundations. The cast iron work, the blue hardstone columns and other parts were cleaned. The more violated parts were replaced to original model. The 48 statuettes in bronze and the monumental sculpture of the counts Egmont and Horn underwent a ‘ soft ‘ restoration. The studies were conducted by Arter – Architects and Ney & Partners.