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Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion sociale

Address

Rue Mommaerts 4
1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
Belgium

Type of architecture

Ecclectism

Type of venue/site

Academy of music / artschool
Performance hall
Festival hall
Studio / polyvalent area

Characteristics

Library
Cellar
Stairs
Carriage entrance
Courtyard
Street art
Terrace
Toilets

The former Academy of Drawing and Visual Arts of Molenbeek, built in 1880 in the eclectic style, has been home to the "Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale" since 2006. The diverse spaces host socio-artistic activities.

  • Carriage-door and inner courtyard; former converted classrooms; covered yard.
  • Theatre (seating for 180 people) with dressing rooms and backstage.
  • Bar area.
  • Exhibition rooms.
  • Small cafeteria.
  • Converted cellar.
  • Dance rehearsal studio.

It is located near the church Saint-John-the-Baptist. A stone's throw away is also the Dutch-speaking municipal library "De boekenmolen" (Openbare Bibliotheek Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Rue du Jardinier 47).