32. Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation

MARCH 2024

Meeting Point 

Avenue Jean Joseph Crocq 3, 1020 Brussels

In 1926, Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians founded a medical research institute to encourage laboratory research and collaboration between scientific researchers and medical practitioners. The institute is housed in an Art Deco building designed by Henry Lacoste and constructed between 1927 and 1930. Lacoste was assisted from 1929 onwards by the architect Lucien De Vestel. The red-brown brick facades are enlivened by coloured friezes. The off-centre main entrance leads to a large entrance hall and five pairs of windows that admit daylight into the library, underlined by a panel inscribed QUEEN ELISABETH FOUNDATION. The interior is divided into sections housing laboratories, offices a library-cum-conference hall and a house for the Director. The exceptional original Art Deco interior remains almost completely intact.
Visitors wishing to combine a visit to the Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth with a general visit of the Brugmann Hospital, are advised to visit the Brugmann Hospital first at 10am or 10.30am and then join the visits to the Medical Foundation at 11.30am or 12pm. There is also the option of visiting the Medical Foundation first at 10.30am or 11am and continuing with the visits to Brugmann Hospital at 11.30am or 12pm.

Arch. Henry LACOSTE, 1927-1930


EN 11:30, 15:00
FR 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:30, 15:30
NL10:30, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00


EN 11:00, 14:30, 16:30
FR 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
NL10:00, 12:00, 15:30


  • 45 min.
  • Art Déco
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