Have you been desperately waiting for the chance to splash around in the water on a hot summer day in Brussels? Finally, this will be possible from the 1st of July 2021, when the outdoor summer pool FLOW officially opens.
FLOW is an outdoor pool located at the canal in Anderlecht. With dimensions of 17 x 7 m, it offers the possibility of real swimming. At the same time, the water will be sufficiently shallow to guarantee a safe water experience for young people and children. There are changing rooms, showers and everything that belongs to an outdoor pool. On the sun decks you can warm up after swimming and enjoy the atmosphere around the pool.
“FLOW is a small pool but a big step to bring back outdoor swimming to Brussels.”
The pool is open for everyone in the afternoon, free of charge. Visitors can book a time slot up to 3 days in advance at the pool or online via flow.brussels. Prior reservation is necessary to guarantee a pleasant and safe experience for all swimmers. There will be sessions for women only and swimming classes for children and adults.
Swimming will be only allowed in dedicated swimwear, the lifeguards will pay close attention, and children of 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Depending on the Covid measures in place an additional cultural program is planned in the evenings – more info will be available on the website and Facebook page of the Flow.
Who’s behind this project?
POOL IS COOL joined forces with Decoratelier, Art2Work, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, FIX, Ecoworks and Speculoos + Variable to develop, build and run the first public outdoor pool in Brussels. Each of the partners is responsible for a specific aspect of FLOW such as design, identity and construction, management, technical infrastructures and communication, under the coordination of POOL IS COOL. Cultural programs in and around the pool are organized by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinnema and Cinema Galeries.
Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an especially important partner of FLOW as co-producer, financial sponsor and organizer of the artistic installation and performance “What happens with a dead fish?” by Lina Lapelyte during the opening week.
The complexity of this swimming pool project is also reflected in the support that this project received. Partners include Flemish Government, the Brussels Government, the Flemish Community Commission, Brussels Environment, Brussels Mobility, Urban.brussels, the Port of Brussels, the Commune of Anderlecht, Quartier Biestebroeck asbl, De Badlakens and Inter-Beton / Heidelbergcement Benelux.