WIT Press


Structural Studies For The Restoration Of The Domes Of Brussels Court Of Justice

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990361

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,094 kb

Author(s)

Nicolas Declerck, Sven Dumortier, Kurt De Proft, W. Patrick De Wilde

Abstract

The court of Justice is a famous monument, designed by J. Poelaert around the turn of this century. During the occupation of Belgium in World War II, one of the domes was severely damaged by fire. Moreover the totality of the structure has undergone severe "ageing" phenomena, so that the decision to restore the building (and the way to do it) is subject to the analysis of the actual state of the structure. The paper will develop the historical context of the structure, and the followed methodology in the decision process related to the restoration of the building. Especially the aspects related t

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