The garden city estates of Le Logis-Floréal

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The garden city estates of Le Logis-Floréal

Thanks to the strict standards imposed by the cooperative company responsible for their construction, the garden city estates of Logis and Floréal have lost nothing of their original appearance. They extend over an area of more than 80 hectares, occupying a promontory 100 m high surrounded by the valleys of the Watermael and Woluwe rivers. The project planners considered the Trois Tilleuls site an ideal location for the construction of a series of houses in keeping with a new, community-based way of life. The urban planner Louis van der Swaelmen worked in collaboration with Jean-Jules Eggericx, who had been inspired by the “garden city” concept during his stay in Great Britain. This phenomenon had already enjoyed a certain amount of success in Britain since the 19th century, as a result of the concepts developed by Ebenezer Howard. The construction of Le Logis began in 1921, and that of Floréal in 1922. The houses, made from brick or cinder blocks, were fitted with brightly-coloured shutters and window frames and surrounded by small, elegant gardens, the idea being to offer a healthy domestic environment as well as community facilities (schools, sports fields, health clinics, a cinema, etc.) in the post-war period. Several green spaces, hedgerows of different varieties, rows of cherry trees and carefully choreographed perspectives enhance the streets of this neighbourhood, which are named after flowers or birds. (Listed 15/02/2001)

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  • 1170 Brussels
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      Herrmann-Debroux
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      Seny
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      Herrmann-Debroux