In Brussels, opened this week in the grandiose Bozarcafé ‘Victor’, named after the Belgian architect Victor Horta, the building in 1928, designed. A universe of art, architecture and modest gastronomy.
Special locations deserve a special renovation. A year after the concert (Henri Le boeuf hall) in the art centre Bozar, which was renovated, was now the café in the former bookshop completely taken care of.
The renewed Bozar café – previously a space for the Arts bookshop and the live broadcasting studio of Klara – got the name ‘Victor’, an ode to the Belgian art-deco architect Victor Horta, the building in 1928, designed. The design of the renovation is the work of the internationally renowned Ghent architects Robbrecht and Daem. They wanted a world creation in the modesty of a café, a kind of microcosm or universe. And the visitor an experience to give.
A recurring aspect in the interior (without fringes), the ‘circles’ – such as the shape of the chandeliers and mirrors – that ‘a kind of planetarium with sunsets and sunrises generate’.
The choice of materials and finishings recall the historical context of the building of Horta, such as the dark green granite and the dark green leather sofas. Highlights include the elaborate curtains of Valérie Mannaerts (each with a different design) that the café in different areas split up. (DB)
‘Victor’ is open every day from 10 am until midnight. You can have your breakfast, healthy lunch or a modest meal. On the map, both snacks and the Brussels-classics, healthy sandwiches, and gluten-free desserts. You can also just read it with a coffee at the reading table or a drink after a performance in the Bozar.