"Have a Look at the Wool Street" Art & Architecture Tip by DanielF

Art & Architecture, Brussels: 69 reviews and 177 photos


Wool Street, separated in two parts by Poelaert Square owes its name to the former Wool Meadow. The southern part of the street, in the Marolles District, has a popular character. The Northern part, however, is lined with a row of bourgeois houses that were built in the early XX century in an austere Renaissance revival style. They were commissioned by the Duke of Arenberg and about 20 of them were designed by the architect Guillaume Low. The homogeneity and stateliness of their façades creates a great urban perspective.

Like many of the buildings in this area, they faced demolition in the 1970s to give way to new office blocks. These plans were nonetheless eventually discarded and the buildings were miraculously saved.

Address: Many to be found in Brussels
Directions: Located throughout the city.

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  • Updated May 15, 2008
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