Halles Saint-Géry: the information point of the Heritage Days!
During the Heritage Days weekend, an information point will be open from 10h00 to 19h00, in the centre of Brussels, in Halles Saint-Géry. You will be able to obtain a brochure containing the complete programme and information on accessible sites. Publications by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Regional Public Service Brussels Urbanism and Heritage will be on sale at the information point, with certain titles at special “Heritage Days” prices.
Adress : Halles Saint-Géry, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein 1, Brussels
M 1-5 (De Brouckère)
T 3-4 (Bourse/Beurs)
B 29-47-66-71-88 (De Brouckère), 33-48-95 (Grand-Place/Grote Markt), 86 (Bourse/Beurs)
Halles Saint-Géry will be the venue for a book market organised by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Regional Public Service Brussels Urbanism and Heritage.
On 14 and 15 September, from 10h00 to 19h00, you’ll be able to stock up your library and take advantage of some special “Heritage Days” promotions on many titles!
Shelter of Art
Last February, Les Halles welcomed their first artist in residence for the "Shelter" cycle. The vaulted cellars hosted an installation in the shape of an artist studio. A participatory experience during which visitors can interact with an innovative device set up by the artist Mathieu Zurstrassen.
This Saturday, September 14 at 16:30, in tune with the Heritage Days, you are most welcome to attend and participate in an auction of the famous "Fortune Cookies" of the artist, made in Halles Saint-Géry.
All the proceeds will be donated to an association chosen by the artist: Aquarelle-bru, which offers support to pregnant women or those who have just given birth, from immigration and living in precarious conditions.
International Monuments photographic experience
Increasing young people’s awareness of the importance of preserving the heritage of their city is a crucial task. The better they know their heritage, the easier it will be for them to take ownership of it and find their own place at the heart of our multicultural metropolis.
This is the reason why the Brussels-Capital Region has been participating in the International Monuments Photographic Experience since 1998. This project was initiated by Catalonia in 1992 as part of the European Heritage Days.
The competition is aimed at all Brussels-based schools, irrespective of the subjects studied. This year it has once again attracted a great deal of interest among teaching staff at all levels. More than 800 students have taken part in it! This has given them the opportunity to approach their city’s heritage differently, through their camera lens, thus enabling them to discover elements they might otherwise not have noticed.
Discover the 25 photographs selected by the Brussels-Capital Region this year under the covering of Les Halles Saint-Géry.
Exhibition accessible free of charge from 2 September to 31 October 2019, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein, Brussels.
Alexis & Co
The Dumont family: a dynasty of Brussels architects spanning four generations! Having trained with his father, Albert, Alexis (1877-1962) was a discreet man. Resolutely future-oriented, he wanted to meet the demands of modern life by capturing “that which is big and new in the present”. Interested in the urban dimension of architecture at a time when numerous office buildings were being built in Brussels, Alexis responded to this new programme by developing a powerful and understated architecture that offered all modern comforts.
Intended for families, the exhibition “Alexis & Co” takes visitors to the early 1930s, to the new business district, at a time when Brussels was undergoing profound change and when it started taking on the appearance of a metropolis in direct contact with the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is precisely at the intersection between its upper and lower quarters, in the block between Cantersteen and Rue Ravenstein/Ravensteinstraat and Rue des Sols/Stuiversstraat, that Alexis and his employees built three buildings between 1931 and 1958, i.e. more than 700 metres of façades that have marked the capital.
Exhibition with free admission from 13 September to 17 November 2019, every day from 10h00 to 18h00 (night time tours on Thursdays until 22h00), in the mezzanine of Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein, Brussels.
Guided tours on Saturday 14 September from 13h00 to 19h00 and Sunday 15 September from 10h00 to 12h00 and 13h00 to 19h00.
Organisation: ARCHIstory, with the support of Urban.brussels.