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Stoclet House, or Palais Stoclet, is a house in Brussels, Belgium. It was designed by Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann for banker and art collector Adolphe Stoclet. Built between 1905 and 1911, with no expenses spared, Stoclet House is considered a profound conceptual and stylistic renewal of the Art Nouveau, and the most accomplished and homogenous buildings of the Vienna Secession. The house was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Seville, Spain from 22 to 30 June, 2009.

The World Heritage Committee praised Stoclet House for its aesthetic and conceptual embodiment of Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), through the exceptional quality of its decoration, its furnishing, its works of art and its garden. Its location in Brussels made it highly influential in the birth of modernism in architecture, which leads to the introduction of the Art Deco style.

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Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
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Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
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Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
Stoclet House, Brussels, Belgium
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About Stoclet House

Stoclet House is locatede at Avenue de Tervueren, in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels. Designed by Josef Hoffmann, it was constructed by Wiener Werkstätte. The exterior reflects the Modernism style, while inside, it contains commissioned works by Gustav Klimt (famous Austrian Symbolist painter and most prominent member of the Vienna Secession movement) and Franz Metzner (famous German sculptor whose works are often integrated into the architecture of public buildings in the Art Nouveau, Jugendstil and Vienna Secession periods), and other craftwork both inside and outside.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 50 50 6 E 4 24 58
Inscription Year: 2009
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II

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Visiting Stoclet House

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Brussels. Get a full list of hotels in Brussels here.

Getting there

Stoclet House is located in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, an affluent residential neighbourhood on the east side of Brussels. It is right beside the main thoroughfare, Avenue de Tervueran (or Tervurenlaan in Dutch). The nearest Metro station is Montgomery.

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