Programme

Walking tour

The Brussels (pre)metro system: explore the fascinating world of colours and materials through functional architecture and specially commissioned artworks

This walking tour will take you on a voyage of discovery through various stations on the Brussels (pre-)metro system and the artworks decorating them, with a special focus on the colours and materials used. Which materials have been deployed, both now and in the past, to cover the stations’ floors, walls and ceilings and create works of art? To what extent does colour influence material and lighting choices, and vice versa? What requirements do materials and colour schemes have to meet? Have a fun look around these shared urban spaces and learn to see them in a different light!

In cooperation with Brussels Mobility’s Art & Architecture team.

Practical information

Sat. at 11:00 and 14:30 (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: Bourse/Beurs pre-metro station (level 1 – mezzanine on the De Brouckère side), Brussels

Advance booking recommended: email mobilite@sprb.brussels, giving your full name, your preferred tour date and time, the number of people in your group and a contact telephone number. Up to 25 people per tour.

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1 5 De Brouckère
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3 4 Bourse - Beurs
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29 46 66 71 86 88 De Brouckère
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48 86 95 Bourse - Beurs