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At the corner of Avenue Van Volxem/Van Volxemlaan and Avenue du Pont de Luttre/Luttrebruglaan stands a concrete building that combines the stylistic aspects of Art Deco with industrial functionalism, a vestige of the brewing activities of Wielemans-Ceuppens.

The building was designed in 1930 by architect Adrien Blomme who conceived it as a veritable shop window to display the prosperity of the company to passers-by. After lying empty for several years, a restoration, in keeping with the original, carried out between 1997 and 2005, returned the site to how it once looked. Today, the site of the former breweries represents a model for successful industrial heritage restoration projects: the Adrien Blomme building is now home to WIELS, a contemporary art centre of international repute, and the former tank room houses a cultural centre and a library.


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placeAvenue Van Volxem, 354 - 1190 Forest

phone+32 (0)2 340 00 53

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