Cities are increasingly lacking places to escape the fast and impersonal, metropolitan pace. Sharing time with friends to eat, to talk, to gather are seldom moments of fresh air. MINI therefore teamed up with Ruud Belmans, creative director from Pinkeye, to create: the MINI LIVING installation “Breathe”. An island in a large water feature on the Vismet in the centre of Brussels which encloses a large round sharing table for inhabitants to use. The installation uses its own natural materials to filter and clean the surrounding air in order to revitalize the people and the city. This piece of work embodies the idea of shared city living within a compact footprint.