Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/ Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Town Hall (fully booked)
Architects Guillaume Vermeiren and Joseph-Paul Nicaise worked together on the design for the new Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Town Hall and built its administrative wing between 1961 and 1965. The building, which is clearly inspired by the Flemish neo-Renaissance style, is dominated by an impressive bell tower that is visible from all the main roads passing through the area. In the hall where services are provided to the municipality’s residents, an Art Deco stained-glass window known as Le Chien Vert/De Groene Hond calls to mind the bronze sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Van Heffen that is now in the Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark and the renowned inn of the same name that used to operate on the edge of the Parc de Woluwe/Woluwepark. On the first floor, the door and corridors used by local residents are adorned with stained-glass works on the theme of arts and sciences, fashioned by master glassmaker Jacques Colpaert. The reception hall on the same floor is home to the monumental artworks Moïse ou Adam et Ève chassés du Paradis terrestre and Le Christ entre les Larrons by Émile Fabry (1865-1966). These two scenes form part of a triptych, the studies for which were originally produced for the Brussels Palace of Justice. To mark the artist’s 100th birthday, the municipal council purchased four of his monumental compositions. Three paintings, which date from around 1932, are currently on display in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Town Hall, while the fourth, L’Effort, was hung in the Fabry Room of W: Halll in 2000, having been restored especially for the occasion.
Sat., 14:00 to 18:00
Avenue Charles Thielemans/Charles Thielemanslaan 93, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe
Advance booking required
Accessible with assistance