VUB Rectorate, Vrije Universteit Brussel

IXE36 VUB Rectorate, Vrije Universteit Brussel
Name VUB Rectorate, Vrije Universteit Brussel
Address Boulevard de la Plaine 2
Commune Ixelles
  • International
  • Modern 70-80-90

Original use
  • Education

Year 1978
  • Braem R.

Remarkable building, designed by Antwerp architect and artist Renaat Bream between 1971 and 1978.

Of a sensible oblong elliptical shape, according to its designer: "I consider the ellipse as the primary shape in nature, the course of the atoms around the nucleus, the orbit of the earth around the sun." - R. Braem

Over the years, the landscaped floors were transformed into partitioned rooms, breaking the basic idea.

Listed since 2007, the building has regained its original soul in recent years.

The murals by the hand of Braemt have been restored, the spaces reopened, masterfully carried out by the Origin Architecture & Engineering office.

Seen from the outside, the perfectly proportioned building exudes strength and balance.

The curved canopy jutting out into the sky marks the main entrance.

It is decorated with symbolic figures.

The rectorate is open for visits during Heritage Days in September.

IXE36 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos


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