Guided Tour of the Hotel Solvay
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Back by popular demand, we are again offering you the magnificent opportunity for a very special guided visit to the Hotel Solvay on Avenue Louise. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, the Solvay House is one of the major town houses of the architect Victor Horta. In 1894, the chemical magnate, Armand Solvay, hired Horta to build a home for his bride. Solvay gave Horta unlimited freedom of creation and unrestricted funding for the project.
The Solvay House greatly contributed to Horta’s rising reputation as a world-class architect. His new focus on the innate vitality of people led him to change many accepted practices. He adapted and altered metal frames used in industrial structures to bring radically new qualities to the inner space of a home.
These innovations are all directed towards enhancing the life of those who live in the house. What strikes the visitor to this wonderful building is its luminous space, in which light filters through from everywhere, softened by the carefully arranged coloration of the walls, the floor coverings, and the glasswork.
Our guide will be Lieve Dejonghe, an art historian, who has been our guide for several exhibits during the past years.
Please note that this visit is limited to 22 people.
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Place: Avenue Louise 224, 1050 Brussels
Price: €50 - ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €42.
Reservations are due by Wednesday, June 13 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hotel Solvay” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, June 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.