The children town

16/05/2012 - 31/12/2016
At the Fondation pour l'Architecture, 1rst floor

Designed for children and their families, it aims to increase awareness of the architecture and planning of Brussels among the widest possible public. 

The exhibition offers an interactive and educational approach to the city and its components - its shops, houses and apartments, leisure facilities, offices and parks - organized into four sections: “living”, “learning”, “playing” and “working”. With plans, drawings, models and photographs from the Archives d’ Architecture Moderne, the exhibition will present the city in a way that is of interest to children as well as adults. In particular, a series of games and an educational booklet will allow young visitors to participate in the exhibition experience to the full.

At the centre of this reconstituted city, the “mini-museum” will focus on a particular theme or element of the city and its heritage, such as planning, sgraffitti or the utopia of the city. The subjects will be varied and change periodically, as in a real museum.

The central exhibition room - devoted to the home and presenting a giant model – will allow young and old alike to discover and learn about the external and internal elements of our homes - dormer windows, baluster, bull’s eye, etc. – by way of an introduction to the vocabulary of architecture. If they identify the elements, the house lights up!

Exhibition realised by the Fondation pour l'Architecture with the support of the Minister-President responsible for Monuments and Sites and the State Secretary responsible for Town Planning of the Brussels-Capital Region

  • Contacts

Fondation pour l’Architecture
CIVA, 55 rue de l’Ermitage
1050 Brussels
Tel. : 02/642.24.80
Fax : 02/642.24.82

  • Opening hours

From Tuesday to Friday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday. 

  • Admission 

Free admission 

  • Project managers

Anne-Marie Pirlot, Assisted by Bertille Amaudric and Jacinthe Gigou

  • Scenography

 Michel Bries for Mandragore

  • Press

Lauréline Tissot -  T. 02 642 24 80  -

With the support of
The Brussels-Capital Region, Town Planning and Housing Department ▪ COCOF ▪ Fondation Philippe Rotthier pour l’Architecture ▪ Commune d'Ixelles ▪ Léon Eeckman ▪ CIVA