Garden City Kapelleveld

WSL03 Garden City Kapelleveld
Name Garden City Kapelleveld
Address Avenue de l'Idéal 55
Commune Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Style(s)
  • Modernism

Original use
  • Habitat
  • Social housing

Year 1923/1926
Architect(s)
  • Huib Hoste
  • Pompe Antoine

In the great wave of garden city creations of the 1920s, Cité Jardin Kapelleveld was designed by town planner Louis Van der Swaelmen (Cité Jardin Floréal in Watermael Boitsfort) and avant-garde architects Huib Hoste and Antoine Pompe.

No less than 400 houses were built in this Brussels periphery, mainly intended for the (intellectual) middle class. Each individual house had a small garden and sometimes a garage.

Shops, a community hall and a sports field completed the project.

The style is resolutely Modernist, cubist, ahead of its time. These houses have more or less survived the time, some deserve a good restoration.

The ensemble is nevertheless a formidable witness to its time.

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