Sat 02 October — Sun 10 October

Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA)

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Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA)

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At the heart of the Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA) will be guided tours of the interiors of buildings not normally open to the public, offering unique opportunities to explore some of the most architecturally important heritage buildings in Brussels.

Sometimes denigrated, sometimes simply neglected, Eclectic architecture nevertheless has the merit of laying the foundations of modern architecture in Belgium. In direct contrast to Neo-Classicism, Eclecticism can be characterised by a constant search for diverse influences, techniques, colours and materials. It thus led, for the first time, to discussion of architects' personal styles. The Eclectic period, against the background of the industrial revolution, would witness a flowering of architecture, much of which remains as the precious architectural heritage of Brussels.

Similar to the Brussels Neo-Classical Biennale (BBN), the Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA) will offer an unusual programme over two weekends between 2 and 10 October 2021!

At the heart of the BBEA will be guided tours of the interiors of buildings not normally open to the public, offering unique opportunities to explore some of the most architecturally important heritage buildings in Brussels. These guided tours will be complemented by a variety of activities: outdoor guided tours, seminars, and activities for families with children, school groups and people with reduced mobility.

The BBEA will promote a flexible definition of Eclecticism, so as to include a wide diversity of architectural designs.

Join us over two weekends to explore Eclectic architecture in Brussels!

The event concept is unique in Europe!

The Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA) is organised by Explore.Brussels, a network of associations that organise guided tours: ARAU, Arkadia, Brussels Chatterguides and Pro Velo. For this event, Explore.Brussels will work together with many different partners on the topic of eclecticism art in Brussels, Belgium and abroad.

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Dates

Saturday, October 2, 2021 — Sunday, October 10, 2021

Timetable

Sat 02 October — Sun 10 October

Place

Explore.Brussels

avenue Brugmann, 405
1180 Uccle

T. +32 2 319 50 01 (Information)
T. +32 2 319 50 01 (Booking)
M. info@explore.brussels
https://www.explore.brussels/en/bbea

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Prices

Children: €0.00
Normal: €10.00
Jobseekers: €7.50
Article 27: €1.25

Languages

French
Dutch
English
German

Organiser

Explore.Brussels

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