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Street artists sought to decorate Brussels tram tunnels

15:40 24/02/2020

Brussels Mobility has launched a public appeal for street artists to decorate two tram tunnel entrances at Simonis station.

The new artworks will appear along the walls of tram lines 9 and 19, when they emerge from underground to rejoin street level. One entrance is on Avenue de Jette in Koekelberg, the other on Avenue de la Liberté.

The aim is to make the mouths of the tunnel more visually appealing and better integrate them into the surrounding environment.

The organisation held a public meeting earlier this month where residents could give their opinions on what the future artworks should be. A similar street art project was recently commissioned at two tram tunnel entrances between Lemonnier and the Gare du Midi.

A budget of €20,000 has been set aside for each of the Simonis tunnel entrance artworks - about two-thirds of which will go to the artist. The finished work will be the property of Brussels Mobility.

The deadline is 2 March. A decision will be made by the end of March and the work will be carried out at night-time between June and September.

More details about the public tender can be found on the Brussels Mobility website.

Written by The Bulletin