Victor Bourgeois

Aug. 29, 1897 in Charleroi, Belgium
July 22, 1962 in Ixelles/Elsene, Belgium

He studied between 1914 and 1918 and was influenced by Henry van de Velde. He was one of the member of the magazin 7 Arts: tous les arts (1922–1928), which was important for the first modern movement in Belgium. He was one of two Belgium architects joining the CIAM, the International Congress of Modern Architecture (Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne). He also worked as an urbanist and was interested in social housing and official buildings.

He became famous for his purist buildings at the Cité Moderne in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)/Moderne Wijk in Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch) and a house in the housing estate Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, Germany.