The Temple of the Human Passions and the Wolfers Interior- Horta Inside-Out 2018
The exhibition halls of the Cinquantenaire palace are opened in 1880 to promote Belgian arts and crafts.
Close to the large building, avant-garde architects design smaller pavilions – among them the Temple of the Human Passions.
The small building, singular in its kind, can be read as the ‘built story’ of how Victor Horta hid Jef Lambeaux’s relief of the human passions from indiscrete eyes.
We also visit the shop interior that Horta designed for goldsmith and jeweller Wolfers.
Meeting point: The Cinquantenaire Museum, Park du Cinquantenaire 10, 1000 Brussels, at the main entrance.