Want to know more about this iconic artistic movement?

Find out about Urban’s comprehensive documentation on the subject.

Hôtel Ciamberlani

Inventory of built heritage

The inventory of built heritage is a database developed by Urban, containing thousands of historical and descriptive data sheets on the region's remarkable buildings. Use the keyword "Art Nouveau" to access all the buildings of this style listed in the capital. 

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Hôtel Solvay - Applique murale

Inventory of movable heritage

This database, developed by Urban, includes descriptive data sheets on the region's movable heritage, such as works of art, archaeological objects, photographs, manuscripts, antiques, collections of all kinds, etc. Use the keyword "Art Nouveau" to access all the Art Nouveau objects listed in the capital.

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Plaque UNESCO Art nouveau

The UNESCO World Heritage List

Throughout the world, UNESCO encourages the identification, protection and preservation of heritage considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. In Brussels, no fewer than five remarkable Art Nouveau buildings are on the World Heritage List, including four major creations by Victor Horta and Stoclet Palace, designed by Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann.

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Maison Roosenboom
© KIK-IRPA, Brussels

Inside Art Nouveau

This website, designed by Urban, lists the capital's Art Nouveau buildings, providing access to previously unpublished interior photographs, descriptions, their location and the biographies of their architects. 

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Centre de Documentation d’Urban
Philippe Braquenier ©

Urban's Documentation Centre

The Documentation Centre collects, manages and makes available to the internal and external public a range of resources relating to Brussels and the subjects dealt with by Urban: library, photo library and administrative archives. An "Art Nouveau" selection from the library catalogue allows you to discover all the publications available for consultation on site and by appointment.

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Urban Overview n°01
Julien Lelièvre ©

Urban's publications

The administration makes a significant effort to inform and raise awareness, in particular by developing several series of publications aimed at specialists and experts, but also at a wider audience of heritage and architecture enthusiasts. Several of these publications are devoted to Art Nouveau. Discover the catalogue of publications published by Urban.

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Maison Dewin ©

Media Urban

This tool, created by Urban, centralises all the photos, videos and audio files produced as part of the administration's missions and makes them accessible. You can refine your search by style, architect or type. Use the keyword "Art Nouveau" to access all the photographs and documents related to this style listed by Urban.

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Urban Zoom
© Julien Lelièvre

Urban Zoom 2023

Urban Zoom is a photography competition organised by Urban, inviting citizens to share their views of the heritage, architecture and public spaces that surround them. In 2023, for the first time, the competition has a theme, "Your view of Art Nouveau in Brussels", to celebrate this iconic artistic movement. See the winning photographs on Media Urban. 

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Réseau Art Nouveau Network
© Réseau Art Nouveau Network

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN)

This European network, coordinated by Urban, comprises over twenty cities with a rich Art Nouveau heritage. Its aim is to set up active international cooperation to inform professionals and raise public awareness of the cultural importance and European dimension of this heritage. 

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The “Daughters” exhibition, which was installed at the Halles Saint-Géry and in the Hotel des Monnaies Metro Station last October, where the general public can still admire it today, is now welcomed at the LAB-AN x Hotel van Eetvelde, in an adapted form.


What to see and do

On the occasion of Art Nouveau Brussels 2023, Urban supports a broad range of activities in order to promote and further enhance Art Nouveau. Discover this exceptional cultural heritage throughout our capital.