Did you know that CIVA library has a large collection of nearly 50.000 old and recent books, hundreds of magazine titles and documentation files dedicated to architecture, urban planning, city history, landscape architecture, gardens and urban ecosystems.

For those who don’t know, CIVA is a museum, an archive center, a library and a place to meet and discuss for enthusiasts of contemporary and modern architecture, landscape architecture and urban ecosystem in Brussels. As Brussels main architecture centre, CIVA organizes exhibitions, lectures, guided tours, book launches and children’s activities all throughout the year. Its activities are based in Ixelles / Elsene (near Flagey) and in the city centre, at Kanal – Centre Pompidou.

Photo: CIVA Library (from CIVA website)

The department of Modern Architecture gathers the library of the Archives d’Architecture Moderne (in Ixelles) and Sint-Lukasarchief (in Schaerbeek). The Garden, Landscape and Urban Ecosystem department gathers the collection of the René Pechère library and the documentation centre Paul Duvigneaud.

The library staff is at your disposal to help you get the most out of your research.

Opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday : 9:30–12:30 | 13:30–17:00