NEO is the construction of a new district on an historical site near the Atomium.
NEO is an ambitious and visionary re-urbanisation based on the sustainable development of a multitude of different urban facilities and functions.
NEO is a centre of human, economic, commercial, touristic, cultural, leisure and home development, creating 5,000 new jobs in the long-term.
NEO is a development opportunity for the whole country and its three regions (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia). In addition to the other facilities, the activity of the international convention centre will directly benefit the economy of neighbouring areas.
NEO Brussels is a “capital” project in the heart of Europe that will attract 15 million visitors a year.
The NEO project includes plans to maintain the sports clubs which have traditionally been very much part of the Heysel plateau. The redevelopment plans of the site call for all sports facilities to be reorganised in one large green area, which is far from the case today. A procurement contract procedure was therefore launched (service […]
The NEO project includes a plan that car park C, which is used for many large events at Heysel, should be totally rebuilt underground. This should provide both better parking facilities for motorists and high-quality development above ground. The car park will offer 10,000 places split over five levels. It will also be designed to […]
No less than seven STIB public transport lines already serve Heysel. And with the prospect of the NEO project, this number will grow even bigger. By mid-2019, three new tram lines will link up with Heysel and its new facilities. The first phase of the development of tram line 9 is currently in progress. Brussels […]
The NEO project is coordinated by NEO SCRL/CVBA which is the legal representative of the Brussels-Capital Region and the City of Brussels.
This legal framework and the defined capital of 335 million euros illustrates the public authorities’ commitment to construct an ambitious, credible and long-lasting project.
The NEO company guarantees control of the project by the two public institutions and good management of public money and the community.Public/private partnership Philosophy of the project The team
72,000 m² of shops and 9,000 m² for the catering industry (200 boutiques and 30 restaurants) will create a new shopping experience. The 4-star rating ensures that high standards are maintained. Visitors, tourists, congress delegates and local Brussels residents will be able to enjoy highly attractive retail outlets. Huge glass windows will create an ambience of light.
This multifunctional concert and entertainment hall has been in operation since 2014 and seats up to 18.000 people. It has already proved to be a huge success. The acoustics and technology of the hall attract particularly top international singers.
The provision of leisure facilities responds to the need to develop Brussels as a tourist destination. These facilities will also invigorate activities across the whole region. The Spirouland indoor theme park, the Cité des Enfants (children’s city), a swimming pool, 21 cinema theatres, the Euroville adventure park, a spa & fitness centre overlooking the sports grounds, and the Atomium will be the site’s main pleasure and relaxation attractions.
NEO will be a major centre for outdoor sports activities, spread across 27 hectares. Various independent clusters will provide modern facilities for football, rugby, hockey, archery, athletics, volley ball, basketball, mini football and petanque, amongst others.
Brussels Expo is the major player for all public events organised in the capital of Europe. Thanks to its historical infrastructure with more than 115,000 m² of event space across 12 halls, Brussels Expo is host to a wide range of fairs, trade shows and all types of events (including shows and concerts in the dedicated area of Palais 12).
Build for the World Fair in Brussels in 1958, the Atomium is nowadays a popular touristic attraction and the symbol of Brussels. Inside, visitors can enjoy a permanent exhibition dedicated to Expo58 as well as temporary exhibitions devoted to architecture, design and society.
The Brussels Planetarium is one of the largest in Europe! It was created at the time of the Brussels International Exposition of 1935, with the aim of combining the worlds of science and industry.
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