Renamed today Kaaitheater, this typically Art Deco building was created in 1932, designed by architect Marcel Driesman.
It then consisted of an auditorium, two apartment buildings on both sides, and a large café on the ground floor. The facade is Art Deco, well proportioned and still very modern today.
The auditorium experienced ups and downs, which plunged it into oblivion in the 1960s, after the construction of the terrible elevated viaduct, now demolished. Saved from destruction by the City of Brussels, which obliged the restoration of the facade.
Operated for a few years by a carpet merchant! The building returned to its original functions in 1992, when after a thorough restoration it became the Kaaitheater in 2001. In this district in full transformation, with the Kanal-Pompidou museum, Tour & Taxis and new residential constructions, the Kaaitheater has a bright future ahead.
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