Armand Steurs Square/Armand Steurssquare


Laid out according to a design by architect Eugène Dhuicque, who put an emphasis on asymmetry, square Armand Steurs/Armand Steurssquare was inaugurated with great pomp on 3 July 1932. Named in honour of a mayor of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node who connected certain quarters of Brussels to the water supply, the design is a perfect example of a typical urban layout from the inter-war period. The square, which benefitted from the covering of the Brussels-_Luxembourg railway line, has a complex layout, taking advantage of dips in the terrain. Strategically-placed sculptures by renowned artists, such as the Carriers monument created by Guillaume Charlier, or «La Source» by Julien Dillens, sit imposingly in front of the «Centenary» exedra, so named because it commemorates 100 years of Belgian independence. A tree was also planted to mark this anniversary. In addition to a variety of plants, which include a number of remarkable specimens such as a catalpa and English hawthorn, architect Jules Janlet also created rose flowerbeds, of which he was a great specialist. The grassy areas bordered by yew hedges provide a welcome green space in this highly built up neighbourhood of Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node. (Listed 17/06/1993)

Guided tours. Saturday and Sunday at 10h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00. Starting point: in front of the Steurs monument.
Educational exhibition «Water was Steurs thinking of?» highlighting the work carried out by Armand Steurs and architects Eugène Dhuicque and Jules Janlet based on documents from the time.
In cooperation with Amis du Square Armand Steurs.

Practical information

  • Square Armand Steurs
    1210 Brussels
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