Following on from the Neoclassical Brussels Weekend held for the first time in 2018, the second Brussels Biennale - Neoclassic (BBN) will take place from 1 to 9 October 2022 and will honour the forgotten neoclassical heritage of Brussels.
By (re)discovering the heritage of the "neoclassical city" that is omnipresent in the Brussels Region, the modernity of the urban space of the late 18th to the 19th century will appear clearly in many aspects that are in line with current questions about the city.
The construction of housing, schools, and leisure and worship venues in the face of growing demographics, the challenges of mobility, the beautification of public squares, the creation of pedestrian zones, urban lighting and public cleanliness, etc. faced by today's city, were already major issues in the neoclassical era. At the heart of the Brussels Biennale - Neoclassic (BBN) are guided tours of interiors usually closed to the public, plus a programme of varied activities.
Guided walks, literary activities, visits suitable for people with reduced mobility and more will allow visitors to understand the contemporary nature of an architectural, heritage and urbanistic design that is two hundred years old