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Jugenstil, Art Nouveau

Project timeline

1905 – 1911

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Private House

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Avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
Belgium

Current state

Original

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Palais Stoclet; Stocletpaleis

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Article last edited by archibald on
June 22nd, 2011

Stoclet Palace Change this

Brussels, Belgium
by Josef Hoffmann Change this
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The Stoclet Palace (French: Palais Stoclet, Dutch: Stocletpaleis) is a private mansion built by architect Josef Hoffmann between 1905 and 1911 in Brussels (Belgium) for banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet. Considered as Hoffman's masterpiece, the Stoclet's house is one of the most refined and luxurious private houses of the twentieth century.

It was constructed on Brussel's Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan by the Wiener Werkstätte or Viennese Workshop. Although the marble-clad facade is radically simplified and looks forward to Modernism, it contains commissioned works by Gustav Klimt in the dining room, four copper figures at the top by sculptor Franz Metzner, and other craftwork inside and outside the building. This integration of architects, artists, and artisans makes it an example of Gesamtkunstwerk, one of the defining characteristics of Jugendstil. The mansion is still occupied by the Stoclet family and is not open to visitors.

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