Square Armand Steurs/Armand Steurssquare

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Square Armand Steurs/Armand Steurssquare

Laid out according to a design by the architect Eugène Dhuicque, who emphasised asymmetry, the 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 districts of Brussels to the main 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, displays a complex arrangement that makes the most of dips in the terrain. Strategically-placed sculptures by renowned artists, such as the Carriers Monument created by Guillaume Charlier and La Source by Jules 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 commemorate this anniversary. In addition to a variety of plants, which include a number of remarkable specimens such as a catalpa and English hawthorn, the architect Jules Janlet also created rose flowerbeds, being a great specialist in this domain. 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).

Practical information

  • 1210 Brussels
    • T
      Coteaux/Wijnheuvelen
    • B
      Steurs
    • B
      Houwaert/Braemt
    • B
      Coteaux/Wijnheuvelen