Façades as canvases for colour in Uccle/ Ukkel

We often fail to consider the importance of colour in architecture, preferring to focus on shape, style, our own subjective tastes, or the name of the designer. Yet if we take a closer look at monumental buildings, especially their façades, we can see how colour is deployed subtly to astonishing effect, whether it takes the form of paintwork, sgraffito or mosaics or can be found in the variety of materials used or the originality of their composition. An exhibition in French and Dutch in Wolvendael Castle (Uccle/Ukkel Art School) will explore this aspect of architecture, which is not only neglected but also suffering from the passage of time. Furthermore, walking tours of central Uccle/Ukkel will highlight noteworthy examples of colour use that date back to different periods (from the late 19th century to the present day) and reflect various architectural movements, such as eclecticism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modernism.

In cooperation with the Cercle d’histoire, d’archéologie et de folklore d’Uccle et environs/Geschied- en Heemkundige Kring van Ukkel en omgeving.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. from 10:30 to 16:00 Walking tours, Sat. & Sun. at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 (French) and Sun. at 14:30 (Dutch).

Venue: Wolvendael Castle (Uccle/Ukkel Art School), Rue Rouge/Rodestraat 2, Uccle/Ukkel

4 92 Héros - Helden
97 Marlow
37 38 41 43 98 Héros - Helden