Art Nouveau walk

Art Nouveau walk

Art Nouveau born in brussels

it was in Brussels that the Art Nouveau style originated around the 1890s thanks to a pioneering architect, Victor Horta, who, along with Hankar, Cauchie, the Delune brothers, Blérot and twenty or so of their colleagues, established its worth. This all-encompassing art, which dominated every fi eld until 1920, is not only found in architecture, it also stamped its mark on furniture, carpets, decorative objects and jewellery. In reaction to the frenzy of all-out industrialisation, the motifs of the period stem mainly from nature. Geometry makes way for arabesques, fl ora climbs and winds its way up metallic structures, and stone cut into curves seems to lose its rigidity. This artistic movement was sudden and fairly brief but it had such power that it soon became international under other designations such as Modern Style in Britain or Style Nouille in France. Brussels has an enormous Art Nouveau heritage in many quarters of the city. A cycle ride lets you see as many of these gems as possible. These wonders are the subject of a Biennial, which, by way of exception, opens up to everyone dozens of public and private premises: schools, swimming pools, private houses, function buildings and special collections can be viewed every two years for the last 4 weekends in October.

brussels has more than 200 Art Nouveau places of interest to offer



Other informations

1. Bailli area

Hotel Tassel
Rue P-E Janson 6

The Van Rysselberghe house
Rue de Livourne 83

Hotel Otlet
Rue de Livourne 48

House of Count Goblet d’Alviella
Rue Faider 10

The Ciamberlani house
Rue Defacqz 48

House of the painter
René Janssens
Rue Defacqz 50

Rue Faider 83 & 85

The private house
of Paul Hankar
Rue Defacqz 71
2. Châtelain area
Horta Museum: the private
house and studios of the
Rue Américaine 25 - 1060 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 543 04 90
press contact: Thierry Mondelaers

La place du Châtelain, and its
café terraces.
Private house
Rue Africaine 92
3. Brugmann area

The “Les Hiboux” house
Avenue Brugmann 55

Hotel Hannon (Espace
Photographique Contretype)
Avenue de la Jonction 1 - 1060 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 538 42 20
press contact: Evelyne Biver

4. Ixelles ponds area
Rue de Belle-Vue 42-44-46
Avenue des Klauwaerts 16-15
Rue de la Vallée 2-4-6-8-10-
Rue Vilain XIIII 7 -9-11

Hotel Max Hallet
Avenue Louise 346
Rue du Lac 6
Avenue De Gaulle 39-38

Abbaye de la Cambre

5. Place Flagey
And its cosmopolitan
(Former Broadcasting House)
Place Sainte-Croix - 1050 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 641 10 10
press contact: Séverine Provost
Tel.: +32 (0)2 644 61 91

6. Ixelles Museum
of Fine Arts
Rue J. Van Volsem 71 - 1050 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 515 64 21
press contact: Bérénice Demaret
Tel.: +32 (0)2 515 64 27

7. Architecture Foundation
Rue de l’Ermitage 55 - 1050 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 642 24 80
press contact: Bertille Amaudric

8. Hotel Solvay
Architecte : V. Horta -
Avenue Louise 224 - 1050 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 640 56 45

9. Constantin Meunier Museum
(Royal Museums of Fine Arts)

Rue de l’Abbaye 59 - 1050 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 648 44 49
press contact: Barbara Porteman
Tel.: +32 (0)2 508 34 08

10. Delune House
Architect : L. Delune - 1904
Avenue Fr. Roosevelt 86 - 1050 Bru

11. La Cambre forest
Some roads are closed to cars
on Saturdays and Sundays:
during the summer, bicycles can
be hired from Pro Velo
(Carrefour des Attelages).

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