Articles See all articles

BruGIS: new map layers

Inventories of Historic Lifts

This inventory lists all the lifts with heritage value, most of which were put into service before 1958. They are mainly located in residential buildings, which may or may not be listed in the architectural heritage inventory. The layer specifies whether the lift has been recognised as having historical value, within the meaning of the Royal Decree of 9 March 2003 on the safety of lifts, or whether it has been classified or included on the conservation list, or is in the process of being classified or included on the conservation list.

The inventory ( is managed by Homegrade and Urban, with data supplied by the owners themselves, the municipalities and the non-profit organisation 'Save Our Elevators'. Its aim, in creating a category of lifts with recognised historic value, is to allow modernisation works that are more respectful of their aesthetic, historic and technical features. The Royal Decree of 9 March 2003 makes it possible to take these features into account, and to apply alternative safety measures to the modern safety standards that usually apply to these vintage lifts, which were tailor-made for the buildings they serve.

An opportunity to delve into Brussels' interiors!

Advice of the Royal Commission for Monuments and Sites

The RCMS is a consultative body that advises the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, at the latter's request or on its own initiative, on the protection and conservation of built heritage. The Commission's main role is to issue collective opinions on both protection proposals and requests for work to be carried out on buildings, whether or not they are protected. More information on the RCMS website

The Sectoral Plan 1979

The sectoral plan of 28 November 1979 was the first land-use plan to cover the 19 municipalities of Brussels.

Brugis Cartes Hexagone
Brugis Cartes Hexagone