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Hôtel Solvay

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Location  Brussels, Belgium
Completed  1900
Type  Cultural
Architectural style  Art Nouveau
Construction started  1898
Current tenants  Louis Wittamer
Client  Armand Solvay
Opened  1900
Phone  +32 2 640 56 45
Architect  Victor Horta
Hôtel Solvay
Official name  Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Address  Avenue Louise 224, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Similar  Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel van Eetvelde, Horta Museum, Maison du Peuple, Art nouveau en Brusel

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The Hôtel Solvay is a large Art Nouveau town house designed by Victor Horta on the Avenue Louise in Brussels. The house was commissioned by Armand Solvay, the son of the wealthy Belgian chemist and industrialist Ernest Solvay. For this wealthy patron Horta could spend a fortune on precious materials and expensive details. Horta designed every single detail; furniture, carpets, light fittings, tableware and even the door bell. He used expensive materials such as marble, onyx, bronze, tropic woods etc. For the decoration of the staircase Horta cooperated with the Belgian pointillist painter Théo van Rysselberghe. The Hôtel Solvay and most of its splendid content remained intact thanks to the Wittamer family. They acquired the house in the 1950s and did the utmost to preserve and restore this magnificent dwelling. The house is still private property and can only be visited by appointment and under very strict conditions. The edifice is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.



The UNESCO commission recognized the Hôtel Solvay as UNESCO World Heritage in 2000 as one of the Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta.


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