Jette, also known as Sint-Pieters-Jette is one of the greenest amongst the 19 communes of the Capital Region of Brussels.
Located in the tiny valley of Molenbeek, north-west of the centre of the capital, it offers its inhabitants a fair combination of urban and rural environment.Until mid-19th century it remained a small village with a large square at its heart, later named after Cardinal Joseph Mercier.
随着工业革命的进展和布鲁塞尔与德德蒙德之间的火车线建设，杰特（Jette）经历了快速转型，将其转变为布鲁塞尔资产阶级的住宅卫星。在同样的情况下，广场也在演变。 Kardinaal Mercier Square广场被公共基础设施所包围，成为受欢迎的聚会场所，为游客提供各种文化活动。随着改善公共交通基础设施的新计划，Jette的火车站将被改造成为一个公共枢纽区域快速网络（GEN），更容易进入整个首都。新站的更好的可达性新兴需求和高效的移动性，激励着重新思考和重新设计其主要广场。新广场最大限度地增加了行人空间，重组汽车交通，再次连接到公共和非公共设施，形成了一个连贯的城市景观。干预改善了广场的身份，为当代城市生活创造了一个同质多样的环境。
With the progression of the industrial revolution and the construction of a train line between Brussels and Dendermonde, Jette underwent rapid transformation turning it into a residential satellite of bourgeois Brussels. Under the same circumstances, the square has also evolved. Surrounded by essential public facilities, the Kardinaal Mercier Square became a popular meeting place, offering its visitors a range of cultural activities. With new plans for improving the public transport infrastructure, Jette’s train station will be renovated and transformed into a communal hub of the Regional Express Network (GEN), providing easier access to the whole of the capital. The emerging demand for better accessibility of the new station and efficient mobility around it gave incentive to rethink and redesign its main square.The new square maximises pedestrian space and reorganises car traffic to once again connect to public and non-public facilities, thus forming a coherent urban landscape. The intervention improves the identity of the square creating a homogeneous yet diverse environment for contemporary urban life