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LAB·An & Hotel Van Eetvelde

Hôtel Van Eetvelde © Jean Michel Byl
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Hôtel van Eetvelde coupole Hôtel Van Eetvelde interior © Audrey Tribolet Hotel van Eetvelde © Audrey Tribolet Hotel van Eetvelde boiseries © Lola d'Estienne d'Orves
A space for the promotion of Art Nouveau with access to Victor Horta’s Hotel van Eetvelde, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The LAB·AN is a space for the promotion of Art Nouveau which offers a contemporary look at this cultural heritage. It is located in the van Eetvelde building. The Hôtel van Eetvelde was designed, in the words of Victor Horta himself, as «the most daring plan he had ever done». Its symmetrical facade, with iron as the main material, and its interior design, which was tailored to the direct needs of its patron, Baron Edmond van Eetvelde, make it a real gem of Brussels Art Nouveau. Thanks to its recently restored dome, the distribution of natural light gives this building an outstanding glow.