The visit of BIGH’s urban farm “Ferme Abattoir”, just before the building holidays, was a very inspiring event.
This urban farm is built on the roof of the Foodmet market hall, designed by ORG architects, on the historical Abattoir site in the heart of Brussels canal priority development area.
The Abattoir site is famous for, its cellars, its listed market hall, and its lively market attracting over 100.000 people over 3 days each week. The site hosts the only city centre artisanal slaughterhouse activity in a European capital. All this food activity justifies the Abattoir’s nickname “the belly of Brussels”.
BIGH is led by the vision of the architect Steven Beckers, the founder. BIGH team members all share a passion for taking urban farming to the next level, as pioneers in Europe of profitable urban farming in a sustainable way.