Architectural treasures in the hills of North-Western Brussels: The Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Architectural treasures in the hills of North-Western Brussels: The Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation

After the abolition of abbeys and religious foundations at the end of the 18th century, the hills of North-Western Brussels long retained their rural aspect and large farms right up to the early 20th century. As a result of the dissolution of various religious institutions, numerous leisure properties and châteaux were built in the area, including the Royal Palace of Laeken. Throughout the 20th century, a succession of different structures were built on the hills, including major hospitals (the Brugmann, the UZ-VUB and the military hospital), medical institutions (the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation), and large housing complexes (the Cité Modèle and garden city estates). In addition, various sites were developed for the World Fairs (the Japanese Tower, the Chinese pavilion, the Grand Palace and the Atomium).
During the Heritage Days, the North-West Brussels Cultural Association will be holding guided tours of the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation, as well as an exhibition devoted to this building, which was designed by the architect and archaeologist Henri Lacoste.

A partnership between the Association Culturelle de Bruxelles Nord-Ouest, CHU Brugmann and the Fondation Médicale Reine Élisabeth.

Practical information

    • The Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation
    • Avenue J.-J. Crocq/Jean Joseph Crocqlaan 3
    • 1020 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00 (guided tours available all year round (French/Dutch))
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      Hôpital Brugmann/Brugmann-ziekenhuis
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      Hôpital Brugmann/Brugmann-ziekenhuis