Temporary exhibition on three levels / temporary exhibition sphere (levels 3, 4 & 5) 


>>> 08.02.2013 - 09.06.2013 


Brunfaut's Progressive Architecture, an exhibition about Belgian architecture from the modernist period. This is the continuation of a thematic cycle around Belgian architecture from that period.

'Modernism ludique' was interested in purely formal research. 'Architectonic' illustrated by the use of concrete, the potential of the social architecture of the 20th century. Willy Vander Meeren questioned the social involvement of the architect and his political engagement (through the realisation of social housing in Evere).

Brunfaut is a family of progressive architects, openly politically committed and major players of their time. Fernand (1886-1972) as a politician, Gaston (1894-1974) as critic and theorist and Maxime (1909-2003) as a practicus have marked Brussels and Belgium with their militant works.

Convinced socialists, they are interested, through the architecture in urbanism and political action. Who does not know the Vooruit in Ghent, the airport building in Zaventem or the Central Station in Brussels? They all carry the stamp of the family Brunfaut. 

Practical information


This exhibition is situated on levels 3, 4 & 5 of the Atomium (temporary exhibition Spheres).

>>> from February 8th until June 9th 2013


Opening times

Daily, from 10am till 6pm (closure ticket office at 5.30pm)


Entrance fees

The access to the temporary exhibition is part of the visit of the Atomium and as a consequence there will be no extra costs.

> see entrance fees of the Atomium


How to reach us

> different packages, as well as combined tickets (transport / entrance) offer you an easy way to reach the Atomium

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