Programme

Walking tour

Le Logis and Floréal: bringing colour to residents’ lives

The garden city movement, which came to Belgium from the UK after the First World War, provided a very special testing ground for experimenting with new construction forms and techniques. What was original about garden cities was that they combined the standardised and the picturesque, while offering their residents a taste of an idyllic rural, individualistic lifestyle: this was the key to their success. The garden-city districts Le Logis and Floréal were the largest low-cost housing developments planned in Belgium in the period between the First and Second World Wars. Colour plays a vital role in the two communities. Each of them has its own colour code, which is cleverly used to emphasise the spaces and the decor adorning them. Find out more on this eye-opening tour!

In French only.

In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU).

Practical information

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

Starting point: at the corner of Avenue des Ortolans/Ortolanenlaan and Rue du Pinson/Vinkstraat, Watermael-Boitsfort/Watermaal-Bosvoorde
Advance booking required: call 02 219 33 45 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00). Up to 25 people per tour.
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17 95 Calypso 2000