Buda Fabriek – a creative island building bridges for cross-sector innovation
Buda Island is the name of a former industrial area very close to Kortrijk city centre. Since 2002, a major regeneration process has aimed at bringing citizens and companies back into this part of the city. The city has developed a programme to turn Buda Island into a breeding ground for culture, creativity and artists. One of the major projects was the creation of the Artcentre BUDA, which gathered the five most important local cultural organisations. Buda Island is also home to Design Regio Kortrijk, which aims to introduce design-thinking in other economic sectors in order to create high-value prototypes, services and products.