Hôpital Brugmann à Laeken

When banker and philanthropist Georges Brugmann died in 1900, he left a huge sum to the Conseil des hospices de Bruxelles. Thanks to this legacy, the Conseil decided to build a new hospital for the Belgian capital and entrusted the project to the famous Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. The new buildings, a model for the hospital architecture of the time, were eventually inaugurated in 1923 and the original artistic features of the new pavilions are still recognizable in spite of subsequent extensions and transformations1. A monument to the memory of Brugmann welcomes the visitors in the square in front of the hospital's main entrance (Place Arthur Van Gehuchten 4).

The research activity of the hospital is developed in the adjacent Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth.

  • Photos by Luca Borghiti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (August 2009)

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