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date: 08 December 2019

De Ligne, Jeanlocked

(b Brussels, Dec 17, 1890; d Brussels, June 24, 1985).
  • Anne van Loo

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(b Brussels, Dec 17, 1890; d Brussels, June 24, 1985).

Belgian architect, urban planner, writer and teacher. He studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and then built several houses (1912–13) in the Rue Marcel Liétard, Brussels, including his own, that were inspired by English domestic architecture. During World War I he was a prisoner in Germany, where he built a commemorative monument in the prison camp at Munsterlager and wrote a book on the formation and reconstruction of Ypres (1918). De Ligne became an important architect of the modern movement in Belgium and was one of the few Modernists to write on the history of towns and study their development. From 1919 to 1921 he built the garden city of Zaventem and several private houses, as well as garden city suburbs at Auderghem and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels. Other major works included a prize-winning entry (1927; with J. Hendricks) to the international competition for the Palace of the League of Nations, Geneva; a dispensary (...

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