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Urban Lunch

restoration of la cité moderne - Victor Bourgeois

Iwan Strauven is the author of a recent monograph on the Belgian architect Victor Bourgeois (1897-1962) and will present the Cité Moderne (1922-1925) in the context of the career of this great modernist architect, close to R. Magritte and Le Corbusier.

Jeremy Brakel is an engineer-architect and co-founder of the architectural firm Architectures Parallèles, which is active in conservation-restoration. The process of restoring the facades of certain buildings in the Cité Moderne ("chaux-chanvre" coating) makes it possible to combine respect for the heritage with high and sustainable energy performance and to significantly improve the quality of 173 houses.

Sandrine Buelinckx is a member of Urban's Cultural Heritage Department and will conclude by highlighting the fact that heritage and PEB are perfectly compatible objectives today.

Where: BIP ticket office - Maison de la Région
Rue royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels


  • Lunch free of charge 11.45 to 12.15
  • Conference 12.15pm to 1.15pm
  • Debate 1.15pm to 2pm

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La cité moderne