Singer Angèle wins the Brussels Award of the Year

The singer Angèle won the Brussels Award of the Year, thanks to the votes of the public and the press (BX1, Le Soir, La Capitale, Vlan and Vivacité Bruxelles).

The ceremony honoring the talents of the region in five categories (political action, society, economy, culture and sport) was held Tuesday evening in Flagey and revealed the people who made a difference in 2018

The Brussels singer Angèle, who has already won several prizes (three MIA’s in Flanders and two Victoires de la Musique in France), won the Brussels Grand Prix of the Year and the prize in the “culture” category (over the actor Victor Polster, the Kanal museum, the museum of Ixelles and the writer Adeline Dieudonné).

Angèle thus takes over the award from the Citizen Refugee Support Platform, winner of the 2017 award.



In the “political action” category, it was the Green Wave, led by Ecolo and Groen during the last communal elections, which got the majority of the votes. It finished ahead of the 1Bru1Vote initiative (which wants to allow all Brussels residents to vote in the elections), the new Mayors of the Brussels Region, the Thursday of the hemi-cycle launched by the president of the Parliament of Cocof, and the citizen panel of Parliament Brussels.

In the “Economy” category, the Ferme de l’Abattoir, the farm located on the roofs of slaughterhouses in Anderlecht, won the title at this 2018 edition. It is a reminder of the first urban agriculture site outside ground. On an area of 4,000m², there are horticultural greenhouses, fish farms and vegetable gardens. It is the largest urban farm in Europe. The project won the award against Cohabs (which turns mansions into colocation spaces), Ahooga electric and folding bicycles, Silversquare coworking spaces and Chef David Martin.

In “Society”, Street Nurses (Infirmiers de Rue) won the trophy. Their solidarity actions for the homeless and their appeal for donations to install modular housing for people living on the street touched the voters. The association has won the favor of the public over the Filter Café Filter action (for better air around schools), the Grand-Place in Brussels, the police bikers of Brussels, and the association “Solidarité à la maison.”

Finally, in the “Sport” category, the men’s national hockey team, the Red Lions, were the chosen ones. They triumphed over the Red Devils (football), the brothers Borlée (athletics), the golfer Thomas Detry, and the football club Union Saint-Gilloise.