The architecture of the 1950s and 1960s has a bad reputation in Brussels. Falling victim to genuine construction fever, the heart of the city, at the time, loses whole districts to make room for vast, mostly soulless buildings. On the outskirts, new and rather dreary residential areas push the countryside back into the distance.

Nevertheless, constructions of remarkable originality flourish on this morose backdrop. Driven by great optimism, architects go in search of a renewed modern style, enriched by transparency, poetry or colour.

This virtual exhibition invites you to discover this little-known side of Brussels.