Forest: industrial revolution

Architecture Green and Sustainable 2 hours

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2 hours


6,5 km


On foot


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Forest - now that’s a somewhat misleading name. Traces of the 19th-century industrial revolution are everywhere here - from brewing to printing and mechanical engineering. The commune struggled to recover from the decline of the 1970s and the devastation those years left behind. Yet these remnants have now become assets. Wastelands, for example, are being transformed. Forest has a lot of stories to tell, about its past and about our future. Can't see the forest for the trees? Take your time to discover this fascinating piece of Brussels.