Behind the scenes of CIVA
Gathered together since the late 1960s, the hundreds of thousands of plans, drawings, documents, written files as well as furniture items, photographs and models conserved by the CIVA offer, above and beyond their aesthetic quality, a unique panorama of Belgian architectural and landscape creation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Through documents produced by key figures such as Victor Horta, Ernest Blérot, Victor Bourgeois, Robert Schuiten, Louis Herman De Koninck, Renaat Braem, Paul Duvigneaud, René Pechère, Jules Buyssens and many more, this exclusive visit to our centre, one of the largest European architecture and landscape archive centres, invites you to discover the collections in a cross-sectional manner, leads you to identify the working processes of both architects and landscape architects, but also of the scientists who have helped to give shape to the city while enabling you to observe the ways in which the various documents are conserved. The visit will be tailored to your profile, depending on whether you are architects, students, landscape architects, historians, archivists, secondary-school pupils or quite simply architecture amateurs.
Are you fond of art nouveau? Your visit behind the scenes of the CIVA may be tailored around this emblematic style, its multiple forms and the physical forms it took before becoming a total art.