Our offices are located walking distance from the Flagey cultural centre, an iconic Art Deco building, the historic landmarks of the Abbaye de la Cambre and ’les Etangs d’Ixelles’ (the famous ponds with an amazing collection of prestigious houses).
The building, a private villa built in 1850 and enlarged in 1870 by architect Ernest Delune, highly influenced by the Flemish neo-renaissance, and in a later stage by art nouveau, used to be surrounded by a 1,5 acre park until 1918. The park became the property of the Brussels transport company STIB-MIVB, who still parks their trams there at night. The building played an important role during WW II for its support to the resistance by hiding the transistors in the cellar at night. The house welcomed (and still welcomes) famous guests (King Juan Carlos & Queen Sophia from Spain resided here on several occasions), heads of governments, artists, business leaders, politicians, scientists and philosophers, and is still being used for a variety of artistical, cultural, business and political philosophical gatherings and brainstorms, as well as for photo and film shootings.
The renovations we decided to conduct progressively started in April 2008 and took several years.