In 2015, a new market hall opened in the Brussels’ Abattoir: Foodmet, a covered market hall where consumers buy meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruit, olives, bread, cheeses, spices… in over 50 booths. It’s the only and biggest covered food market in Belgium with a modern architecture.
It’s the place to be in Belgium to find all kinds of multicultural foods from around the world under one roof. Each weekend, more than 100,000 visitors shop at Foodmet’s. In 2018, the next phase of Foodmet will be launched: a new spectacular project of 4,000 m² will open to visitors, of which 2,000 m² consist of greenhouses with heat recovery equipment (generated from cooling installations), whilst 500 m² will be dedicated to aquaculture. There, fish will be farmed, and it will be connected to a much bigger area for hydroculture (microgreens, small fruits and vegetables). The combination of both is called aquaponics. In addition, visitors will get access to the roof garden, a 400 m² restaurant and adjacent rooftop bar.
Abattoir called on the technical expertise and qualitative products of isomasters for the production of the refrigerated areas of the whole Foodmet project.