Created in 2016 at the initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region, the CIVA brings together within a single structure the resources, knowledge and know-how of several cultural associations active in Brussels in the fields of architecture, town planning, landscape and the study of ecosystems: the Archives d’Architecture Moderne, the René Pechère Library, the Fonds pour l’architecture, the Paul Duvigneaud Centre and CIVA asbl, now dissolved. Through its cultural project, the CIVA Foundation contributes to the development of an architectural, landscape and urban culture as a basis for facing contemporary challenges, with special emphasis on Brussels. In successfully fulfilling its missions and addressing a wide public (adults and children, students, researchers, architects, landscapers, garden and nature lovers, politicians, etc.), the CIVA Foundation organises numerous events and activities at various locations, including temporary and permanent exhibitions, conferences, debates and exchanges of opinion, educational activities. It also makes available to the general public exceptional archives (architects’ and landscapers’ documents: plans, sketches, models, furniture, etc.) and libraries containing almost 40,000 works and journals on architecture, town planning, the history of towns and cities, landscapes, gardens and urban ecology. These activities and materials are designed to arouse the curiosity and interest of all in our living environment, whether built or living.