Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 1005
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)

The Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta in Brussels are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The four town houses by Horta are:

The UNESCO commission recognized them in 2000:

The four major town houses - Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay, Hôtel van Eetvelde, and Maison & Atelier Horta - located in Brussels and designed by the architect Victor Horta, one of the earliest initiators of Art Nouveau, are some of the most remarkable pioneering works of architecture of the end of the 19th century. The stylistic revolution represented by these works is characterised by their open plan, the diffusion of light, and the brilliant joining of the curved lines of decoration with the structure of the building.