Institut Henri Jaspar

Built: 1921

Burned down: 2011

Visited: 2006

Kraainem, Belgium

The grounds on which the institute was built were acquired in 1919 by a Royal donation to build a shelter there. The institute was known in the region as a shelter for children from the lower social classes from Brussels and surroundings. The oldest building on the site was built in 1920. In 1929 the current central wing in cottage style was built, the wing from 1920 was demolished in that year. More new buildings were added in 1936 and 1938.

The site was named Institut Henri Jaspar in 1937. Henri Jaspar (28 July 1870 – 15 February 1939) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician. Jaspar was born in Schaerbeek and trained as a lawyer.

1947

During the Second World War there were plans for further expansion, but they are never realized. Just after the war, architect Haeck delivers a new total design. In 1947, the existing wings were demolished and replaced by the current wings on both sides of the cottage construction. This gave the complex its current look and U-shaped floor plan.

1986

Institut Henri Jaspar stopped giving accommodation to children in Kraainem in 1986. But until today the organization screens and criticizes private children accommodations in Belgium.

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