Have you already visited the beautiful Square Armand Steurs / Armand Steurssquare in Saint Josse? This listed Art Deco square has undergone a complete renovation. The works began in 2018 with the cost of almost 900.000 euros. The Brussels Region (via Urban.Brussels) has invested 700.000 for this purpose.
The Armand Steurs square (bears the name of the former mayor of Saint Josse) was created according to the plans of architect Eugène Dhuicque and was inaugurated on 3 July 1932. In many ways, it represents a perfect example of urban design between the First and Second World Wars. Interestingly, the square is created on the covering-over of the railway line, which explains its asymmetrical composition.
If you visit the square, you will immediately notice the strategically-placed sculptures by several renowned artists. These include Les Carriers (The Quarrymen) by Guillaume Charlier and La Source (The Spring) by Julien Dillens.
Visitors will find a variety of plants in the square, some of which are remarkable specimens such as a catalpa and English hawthorn. Interestingly, the architect Jules Janlet also created rose flowerbeds, since he was a specialist in this domain.
During last 29 years, annual expo of contemporary sculpture is organised here every September. Concerts and expositions are also organised in this spot, serving as a great connecting point for the residents of nearby areas.
We were happy to read the news about the recent completion of the renovation works. Brussels state secretary Pascal Smet shared the announcement on his social media:
The Armand Steurs square is a listed Art Deco square. It includes 10 remarkable trees. Its renovation has been completed. @BrusselsUrban has invested 700,000€. Good collaboration!— Pascal Smet (@SmetPascal) December 21, 2021
Respect the past, create the future!#BrusselsForPeople
🤝 @emir_kir & Lydia Desloover pic.twitter.com/l0uT6WHlLc
We certainly recommend you to take a walk and discover this square on your own! There are also the guided tours on certain ocassions, such as during the Brussels Heritage Days.
Photos: Linkedin / Pascal Smet