*Dreamt up by Victor Horta in 1828, the Palace of Fine Arts creates a link between the lower part and the upper part of the city. But it’s also a place where various art forms meet,* with 250 concerts a year, major international exhibitions, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, and of course cinema!
More than a million people visit the Palace of Fine Arts every year, making it one of the city‘s great cultural and artistic venues. And it’s always diversifying and extending, with for example the cinematheque, the Bozar Shop bookshop, and very soon an opening on the art of food…
In other words, a complete experience, the BOZAR EXPERIENCE!
*The Palace is also open onto the city and its great lobby is an excellent symbol of that open approach.*
From the start, Victor Horta designed it as a central marketplace, and after May 1968, it opened up to the culture of debating. Mirroring the spirit and the dynamics of the Palace, today the lobby hosts concerts, screenings, exhibits, interactive displays, etc. In the heart of the Palace, every single project is possible!
*The Bozar experience recently acquired a new asset: the ‘Tribune’.*
This modular structure offers two independent spaces, with seating, and its setup can be modified to fit the event of the day. This fulfils all the needs of the Palace and has lent a new breath of life to the forum concept which Victor Horta held so dear.
David Adjaye Associates, an architect firm, in collaboration with SumResearch, designed this ‘Tribune’ for… the soccer World Cup!
__“The purpose of Bozar? To widen access to culture by offering visitors a friendly and welcoming space, where they can explore exhibitions, see shows and concerts, or simply come to read. During the World Cup, for example, the Tribune was setup for screening soccer matches. But it will also be used to shows, debates, or concerts.”__
__[Interview with one of the exhibition managers]__