Forest town hall

FOR11 Forest town hall
Name Forest town hall
Address Rue du Cure 2
City/Neighborhood Forest
  • Art Deco

Original use
  • Official building

Year 1938
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Dewin Jean Baptiste

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Architect Jean Baptiste Dewin made the plans for this monumental town hall in 1921, it was built between 1935 and 38. It was representative of the flourishing health of the town at that time, nothing was too beautiful.

The Art Deco style is magnified here, the sculptures and bas-reliefs are made by great artists including Victor Rousseau, the stained-glass windows are creations by Gaston Baltus executed by Florent Colpaert.

Inside, the monumental staircase leading to the wedding hall, as well as the vast counter hall are worth a visit. A majestic belfry dominates the whole complex, with its leaf gilded statues reminiscent of the Stoclet Palace of which Dewin was a great admirer.

The main porch located under the tower is decorated with beautiful bas-reliefs representing trades and family. A titanic renovation and restauration project has been ongoing since 2006. The building is not yet accessible (2021). Be patient !

Facade, interiors, furniture and surroundings have been listed since October 1992.

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