This complex of buildings was created to house the offices of one of Belgium’s major banks, CGER/ASLK (Caisse Générale d’Épargne et de Retraite/Algemene Spaar- en Lijfrentekas). It comprises a wing built between 1888 and 1893 by architect Henri Beyaert, a second wing by architect Alban Chambon, constructed between 1910 and 1918, and another huge structure, also by Chambon, which was inaugurated in 1953. This impressively proportioned, horseshoe-shape building is enclosed by a low wing along the street front, featuring a bas-relief frieze by sculptor Oscar Jespers. At its centre is a seven-metre-long entrance with a bronze door leading to a large glass-roofed hall (formerly the counter hall). This space is now home to WOLF, a cutting-edge development that brings together restaurants spanning a range of culinary horizons. Opened in late 2019, the complex houses 16 food outlets serving a wide range of cuisines, including Ethiopian, Italian, Syrian and Vietnamese. There is also a micro-brewery with a lot of beers made on site, a chocolaterie that roasts cacao beans in front of you, an organic market and a relaxation area that is the perfect place to stop and unwind. With its furniture made of recycled materials and its repurposed original features, this place retains a unique atmosphere and is already proving a big hit, having established itself as a prime city-centre location for socialising.
Guided tours: Sat. and Sun. at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 (in French); 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30 (in Dutch). In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.
Sat. & Sun., 12:00 to 18:00
Rue Fossé-aux-Loups/Wolvengracht 50, Brussels