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Art Nouveau Districts

Art Nouveau Districts
 
 

First seen around the upper-class avenue Louise, the Art Nouveau style spread, between 1893 and the First World War , to cover all of the newly-developed suburbs, then on the edge of the city.

Four tours are possible : The Cradle of Art Nouveau, Art Nouveau & Public Spaces in Schaerbeek, Saint- Gilles Art Nouveau and Art Nouveau in the Marolles.

 
       
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Length : 2h30

Only for "The Cradle of Art Nouveau": 1h30 or 2h30 on choice for private groups only

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The Cradle of Art Nouveau

 

This tour explores the southern suburb of Ixelles, referred to as the “cradle of Art Nouveau” where this distinctly decorative architectural style was first used. The tour starts with Horta’s “Art Nouveau manifesto” façade of the Tassel house and also covers the “geometric Art Nouveau” experiments of Paul Hankar, as well as the historical and social context of the style’s development

 

and current causes of concern for conservationists.

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Corner of avenue Louise and rue du Bailli (1050 Bruxelles)
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Art Nouveau and Public Spaces in Schaerbeek

 

The creation of the avenue Louis Bertrand in 1905 heralded a very high-quality urban development. Art Nouveau master-architects, such as Gustave Strauven, François Hemelsoet and Henri Jacobs, successfully challenged the conventional design of houses, apartment buildings and schools. The style became very widespread in this district, which retains much of its nineteenth-century architectural harmony.

 

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Corner of chaussée de Haecht and avenue Louis Bertrand, 1030 Brussels
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Saint-Gilles Art Nouveau

  In Saint-Gilles, Art Nouveau is more in evidence in the façades of buildings than in their interiors. Wrought-iron, stained-glass, sgraffiti and woodwork were all used decoratively to reinforce the social status of the buildings’ owners. Extraordinarily original designs by Ernest Blérot, Armand Van Waesberghe and Franz Seeldraaiers still survive and are cherished here.  
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Hôtel Hannon (1 avenue de la Jonction, 1060 Bruxelles)
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Art Nouveau in the Marolles

 

The working-class Marolles district has always been a place that has welcomed new immigrants to Brussels and innovative social structures. It was also the site of the first struggle for popular representation in the planning process: in 1969 its residents staged the “Battle of the Marolles” to oppose wholesale demolition and to demand renovation of existing buildings instead. In the decades either side of 1900, two schools, a huge wine and spirits warehouse, Brussels’ first, phalanstery-like social housing and an artist’s studio and dwelling were built there in the Art Nouveau style.

 

Their facades display the interplay of shapes and materials to which this style owed its success.
This 2½-hour walking tour will show participants several beacons of Art Nouveau architecture in Brussels, now comprehensively restored, and will set them in the context of this working-class city-centre district.

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Place Poelaert , in front of the Palais de Justice
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