The fritkots of the future arrive in Brussels and their look is rather surprising

“The winner of the architectural fritkot competition is known. Studio Moto came up with the winning project: a cosy, simple, functional and easily recognizable fritkot for Brussels” says the City of Brussels in a press release.

The jury of the architectural competition consisted of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Brussels, the chairman of the National Federation of ‘Friturists’ and an architect and professor at the ULB. They had a separate interview with each of the 52 candidates and their evaluation was made on the basis of three decisive criteria:

  • identity (iconic character, adjusted according to the specific nature of the fritkot)
  • functionality (practical and ergonomic)
  • integration (in the city)
© Studio Moto

The winning project

The design is simple and refined and the reflective coating of shiny aluminium stimulates the dialogue with the environment. The fritkot has a stylish, colourful, warm and cosy interior, consisting entirely of small tiles, reminiscent of the shops, cafes and restaurants in Brussels. The icing on the cake is the luminous signboard of the fritkot. Each shop manager will be able to make one for himself to reflect the identity of his or her chip shop.

Next steps

  • Beginning of 2018: launch of the contract for drawing up the specifications required for the building of the fritkots
  • End 2018: submission of applications for a planning permit
  • Beginning of 2019: designation of the contractor who will carry out the works
  • 2019: creation of the fritkots