SASASA Centre for Arts (fully booked)
This corner house, an example of the Streamline Moderne style, was built in 1937 to plans by architect Maurice Uytenhoven, who used windows to punctuate the clearly defined spaces on the building’s façades. The façades seem to flow smoothly from one street to the other, while their curves elegantly soften the building’s corners. The flat roof, with its pergola, offers stunning views of Avenue Huart Hamoir/Huart Hamoirlaan while the building’s completely unaltered interior retains all the typical features of an Art Deco residence. The double staircase, whose solid banisters seem to curl in on themselves near the bottom, was originally lit by a glass skylight. In the hallway, the architect made extensive use of Marbrite glass, a material produced using a technique developed by Belgian master glassmaker Arthur Brancart during the First World War that entails producing an opacified, coloured glass resembling marble. The rare-wood panelling and the copious use of Basècles stone do their bit in creating a refined environment, which is today enjoyed by the students and staff of the SASASA Centre for Arts (SASASA standing for the French savoir, saveur, sagesse, which translates as knowledge, flavour, wisdom), the educational institute that is now based there.
Guided tours, Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 (French), 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30 (Dutch). In cooperation with E-Guides and Korei Guided Tours.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Avenue Maeterlinck/Maeterlincklaan 2, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek
Advance booking required