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Public invited to select art mural for Rogier station in Brussels

Art mural contest Rogier station Brussels
16:37 30/08/2022

Brussels Mobility and public transport network Stib have launched a competition for a new mural at Rogier station, reports RTBF.

Passengers are invited to choose their favourite design from a selection of proposed frescoes by artists, announced organisers via a press release. Votes close at midnight on 4 September and the project will start this autumn.

This latest mural follows previously completed artworks aimed at embellishing metro escalator shafts around the city, including Reyers and Avenue de la Liberté.

A couple of months ago, Stib, Brussels Mobility and the city of Brussels gave artists the opportunity to come up with a unique design. The new mural is designed to decorate the ceiling above the double escalator leading down to Rogier station. It’s located at the intersection between Boulevard Jardin Botanique and Rue Neuve, directly opposite the entrance to City 2.

From 22 submissions, five were selected for the final contest. Mobility and public works minister Elke Van den Brandt is enthusiastic about the launch of the collaborative project: “Amazing designs have been suggested by these artists to add some colour and life in order to make our city even more beautiful. Public spaces are more than a place to just pass through, and these murals will make them more welcoming.”

The public can vote on Stib’s website or via stewards who will be at the Rogier site on 30 and 31 August.

Written by Louis Kernoa-Pascoe