Hôtel van Eetvelde

Brussels, Belgium

The Hôtel van Eetvelde is a town house designed in 1895 by Victor Horta for Edmond van Eetvelde, administrator of Congo Free State. Together with the Hôtel Tassel, the Hôtel Solvay and his own House and atelier it was put on the "UNESCO World Heritage List" in 2000 as the core of epoch-making urban residences Victor Horta designed before 1900.

The visible application of 'industrial' materials such as steel and glass was a novel for prestigious private dwellings at the time. In the Hôtel van Eetvelde Horta also used a hanging steel construction for the façade. The interior receives additional lighting through a central reception room covered by a stained-glass cupola. An extension to the house was designed by Horta in 1898. This building has a more conventional, beautifully detailed sandstone façade. It was designed to house a garage, an office for van Eetvelde as well as supporting apartments and therefore had a separate entrance.



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Founded: 1895
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Belgium


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molly vandam (2 years ago)
a remarkable building ;)
Banzaï Chat (2 years ago)
I loved. Visit on demand
S J (3 years ago)
The "Maison van Eetvelde" is a remarkable Art Nouveau building from the pen of Victor Horta, which was built in 1895-1898 on behalf of the diplomat and general secretary in the Congo, Edmond Van Eetvelde. The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The iron girders made of flat iron (as in the industrial sector) instead of wrought iron, the mosaics, the glass-roofed inner courtyard and the floral motifs of the dining room are worth seeing.
Indranil Das Roy (3 years ago)
Art nouvou bulding near square Marie Louise. The building exterior is typical art Nuevo style and it not remain open all the time for visit. But you can look in Google and book a visit to this building.
Nate Breznau (3 years ago)
It looks amazing, and amazingly well preserved. But it is only open a few times per year and only with tours booked in advance.
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