An A to Z of landscape architects: from Besme to Pechère


16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

Very different approaches, eras and styles have enriched the diverse landscape of our capital. Highways inspector for the suburbs of Brussels under Leopold II, Victor Besme was also the architect of a network of green spaces, most of which were constructed by Edouard Keilig. We have René Pechère to thank for a number of bold creations that pay tribute to a reworked Middle Ages style as well as a plethora of urban developments characterised by their quality and the unusual technical prowess used in their construction. Also, let us not forget Zinner, Vander Swaelmen, Gineste, Lainé, Guimard, Beyaert, Buyssens, Capart and others who also, in turn, left their mark on the urban parks of Brussels. A tour packed with things to see and discover…

In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.

Practical information

    • in front of the National Bank of Belgium
    • boulevard de Berlaimont
    • 1000 Brussels
    • Saturday at 9h00, 11h30 and 14h00 (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/537.68.75 (from Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00). Up to 45 people per tour. In French only.
    • M
      Gare Centrale/Centraal Station
    • B
      Gare Centrale/Centraal Station