Ganshoren Town Hall
Since 1949, Ganshoren Town Hall has been located in a modernist-style building designed by architect Jean Loossens in 1939. It was originally the home of French-speaking radio station Radio Conférences et Concerts. On the ground floor was a large recording studio with booths for technicians and the announcer, while the upper floors housed the private apartments of Armand Rombauts, the brains behind the building. During the Second World War, in 1942, the German occupying forces requisitioned the broadcasting equipment, bringing about the demise of the station. These formerly private premises are now open to members of the public, and the recording studio’s musicians have given way to municipal councillors.
Exhibition tracing the uses over the years of what is now Ganshoren Town Hall, featuring various plans and documents showing the original building and its conversion into a town hall; photos of the current use of the Council Chamber (weddings, municipal council meetings, cultural activities); a slide-show presentation of the inventory of municipal collections, and showcasing of the inventory through contextualisation of the works exhibited in the Council Chamber.
Concerts by young Belgian soprano Judith Sepulcher and lute player Jasper Bärtling-Lippina in the Council Chamber: Sat. at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 (duration: 20 minutes). These performances reflect the building’s original use as the home of Radio Conférences et Concerts. The duo will take the audience on a journey from the late 16th to the 18th century, from England and northern France to Italy and Spain, with a brief stop in Germany.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Avenue Charles Quint/Keizer Karellaan 140, Ganshoren
By reservation only
Accessible with assistance