Given the age of urbanisation in the city centre’ districts, visitors do not particularly expect to discover Art Nouveau style buildings. However, by carefully observing, it is possible to spot several rather original examples of this movement, built between 1895 and 1920, as modernisation work on certain streets was performed or shops were brought up to date. The new shopfronts of the ‘consumer temples’ especially reflect the considerable economic boom of the region during this era. A specific trait of this circuit therefore resides in revealing many elements, sometimes richly symbolic, which pay witness to this style in commercial architecture, as well as the ‘apartment buildings’ that were a new type of construction and which emerged in the late 19th century, combining economic activity on the ground floor with apartments for rent in the floors above. We will particularly focus on the work of the architect Arthur Snyers, who designed several monumental buildings for important shop owners in Liège.
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Styles : En villeInsolite
Publics : FamilleAccessible avec landeau/poussette
Thématiques : CulturelPatrimoine
As indicated by the date written in roman numerals, the college building...Lire la suite