Archives and cinema
The building that has housed the City of Brussels Archives since 1979 is a typical example of early 20th century commercial architecture. As a result, it has often been used as a location by film cameras. The beauty of the site as a whole – the volume of the spaces, the light well and the decorative woodwork – make it an ideal film set for the 1930s, even if the building has been given a number of often highly improbable alternative identities.
For more information on the different filming that took place at the Archives, walk this way!