Biestebroeck is a new neighborhood that is being developed around the Biestebroeck dock in Anderlecht, Brussels. Part of the canal plan, this new neighborhood envisions a functionally diverse and dense qualitative new piece of the city centered on qualitative public spaces. In the framework of a public tender, ORG, together with Bureau Bas Smets (TV ORG-BBS), developed the basic principles for a functional masterplan to ensure the quality, coherence and identity of the future public spaces of this new neighborhood.

The proposed masterplan is integrated into the principles of the Beeldkwaliteitsplan that the team also elaborated on for the entire canal area.

The masterplan is composed of specific spatial figures, that are based on a reading of the existing urban landscape. Each spatial figure – the tree lines, the park, the quay and the square - is developed into a specific urban element, and together they compose a coherent and legible identity for the new neighborhood.

The masterplan consists of 4 structuring elements, derived from a spatial-historical investigation.

Backdrops: Linear plantings connecting neighborhoods to the canal, guiding residents and visitors while organizing streets and emphasizing railway features.

Park: "Klein Eiland" park extends from Ysewynpark, crossing the canal, through the new neighborhood, offering various atmospheres based on context and width.

Quay: Biestebroek dock retains its port identity while transitioning into a mixed-use area, maintaining visual coherence and offering special spots like the Balcony and Biestebroek square.

Square: Vanderveldesquare, a pivotal public space, can improve circulation, accommodate active road users, and activate surrounding features like the old train station, benefiting from its width and canal views.