Stoclet Palace World Heritage Site

Building in Brussels by Josef Hoffmann

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Stoclet Palace
Palais Stoclet  (French)
Stocletpaleis  (Dutch)
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The Stoclet Palace in 2012
Alternative namesStoclet House
General information
TypePrivate house
Architectural styleVienna Secession
LocationWoluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°50′07″N 4°24′58″E / 50.83528°N 4.41611°E / 50.83528; 4.41611Coordinates: 50°50′07″N 4°24′58″E / 50.83528°N 4.41611°E / 50.83528; 4.41611
Construction started1905 (1905)
Completed1911 (1911)
ClientAdolphe Stoclet
OwnerStoclet family
Design and construction
ArchitectJosef Hoffmann
Other designersGustav Klimt, Franz Metzner, Fernand Khnopff
Official nameStoclet House
Criteriai, ii
Designated2009 (33rd session)
Reference no.1298
State Party Belgium
RegionEurope and North America

The Stoclet Palace (French: Palais Stoclet, Dutch: Stocletpaleis) is a mansion in Brussels, Belgium. It was designed by Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann for Belgian financier Adolphe Stoclet. Built between 1905 and 1911 in the Vienna Secession style, it is located on Avenue de Tervueren in the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre municipality of Brussels.[1] Considered Hoffman's masterpiece, the residence is one of the most refined and luxurious private houses of the twentieth century.[2]

The sumptuous dining and music rooms of the Stoclet Palace exemplified the theatrical spaces of the Gesamtkunstwerk, celebrating sight, sound, and taste in a symphony of sensual harmonies that paralleled the operas of Richard Wagner, from whom the concept originated. In his designs for the Stoclet Palace, Hoffmann was particularly attuned to fashion and to the Viennese identity of the new style of interior, even designing a dress for Madame Stoclet so that she would not clash with her living room decor as she had while wearing a French Paul Poiret gown.[3]

The mansion is still occupied by the Stoclet family and is not open to visitors. The building has received protected status by the Monuments and Sites Directorate of the Brussels-Capital Region,[4] and it was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2009.[5]

  1. ^ Sharp 2002, p. 44
  2. ^ Watkin 2005, p. 548
  3. ^ Intimus : interior design theory reader. Taylor, Mark, 1955-, Preston, Julieanna. Chichester: John Wiley. 2006. ISBN 9780470015704. OCLC 63397636.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - Palais Stoclet - Avenue de Tervueren 279-281 - HOFFMANN Josef". Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  5. ^ "Stoclet House". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. July 4, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2009.

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