Palais des Beaux-Arts/Paleis voor Schone Kunsten
(Rue Ravenstein)
   The Palais des Beaux-Arts was designed by Victor Horta in art deco style. Efforts to secure state funding failed in 1920 because of cost overruns and the project was completed through private funding undertaken at the initiative of banker Henry Le Boeuf. Construction began in 1922 and the structure was inaugurated on 4 May 1928. A gray building on the exterior, the interior reveals palatial space in which an array of stairways, ramps, and foyers provide access to a theater, shops, a restaurant, conference rooms, halls for musical recitals, and the largest concert hall in Belgium. It serves as the office and venue for important cultural institutions, including the Orchestre national de Belgique/Nationaal Orkest van België, the Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles, and the Concours International Reine Elisabeth. The building was originally intended to serve as part of a large-scale urban redevelopment plan to be called the Rubenstein district that was to have extended to the Gare Centrale. It was never completed.

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