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Discovering Art Nouveau and Art Déco in the Canal Area

Discovering Art Nouveau and Art Déco in the Canal Area

2013-09-27 – The 7th Art Nouveau and Art Déco Biennial will be held this October. To mark the occasion, for four weekends ‘Voir et Dire Bruxelles’ will be running interior tours and guided routes to showcase the wealth and diversity of architecture from 1893 to the end of the interwar period. The Biennial thus offers a unique opportunity to look around a number of houses which are lived in as cherished ordinary homes, but whose stories are shared with the public by professional guides.

District by district, some fifteen locations will be presented every weekend by the member organisations of ‘Voir et Dire Bruxelles’. The tours will be run in French, Dutch, English and, in some places, German. Guided routes which can be followed on foot, by bicycle or in a coach will also reveal the many faces of Art Nouveau and Art Déco throughout the Brussels-Capital Region.

The programme is as follows:

  • 05 and 06 October 2013: Schaerbeek, Woluwe and squares.
  • 12 and 13 October 2013: The ponds of Ixelles.
  • 19 and 20 October 2013: Central and West Brussels.
  • 26 and 27 October 2013: Uccle, Forest, Saint-Gilles and the Louise district.

On 19 and 20 October, the spotlight will thus be on Art Nouveau and Art Déco in the Canal Area, particularly in Anderlecht, Brusselsand Molenbeek.

This will involve a series of interior tours, including:

  • Constantia (a former office building of the insurance company of the same name): Boulevard Poincaré 72-74 - 1070 Brussels.
  • Dépôt Besse (a former wine warehouse): Rue de l’Escaut 122 – 1080 Brussels.
  • Catteau-HortaSchool: Rue Saint-Ghislain 40 – 1000 Brussels.
  • P21 School and the Cité de la Roue district: Rue Van Winghen 1 – 1070 Brussels.
  • Churchof StJohn the Baptist: Parvis Saint-Jean-Baptiste – 1080 Brussels.
  • Maison Noble: Rue Marcq 10 – 1000 Brussels.
  • Nimifi (former printing press): Rue du Houblon 47 – 1000 Brussels.
  • Prévoyance sociale (the company’s former headquarters): Square de l’Aviation 29 – 1070 Brussels.

There will also be a series of guided routes, including:

  • Les Marolles: school of Art Nouveau.
  • Anderlecht: Art Déco paradise.
  • From the Beast to Beauty: the golden age of Cureghem.

Reservations obligatory:

  • online on the website
  • at the Art Nouveau Biennial booking desk at BIP (Brussels Info Place), 2-4 rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels (open in September from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5.30 pm and in October from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5.30 pm).
  • Global pass: €55.
  • 1 weekend pass: €20.
  • Free for the under-12s.

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