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Centre for Fine Arts

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The Paleis voor Schone Kunsten or Palais des Beaux-Arts is a cultural venue in Brussels, Belgium. Often referred to as "Bozar" or "PSK", the building was completed in 1929 at the instigation of Henry Le Bœuf and includes exhibition and conference rooms, a movie theater and a concert hall which serves as home to the National Orchestra of Belgium.
Following the First World War, the Belgian Parliament initially denied funding for the plans by Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta . With the founding of the Société du Palais des Beaux-Arts in 1922, the project was revived with several restrictions: the city supplied a very irregular area on the slope between the higher and the lower part of the city; the main facade had to house shopping facilities; and the height of the building was restricted so as not to compromise the King's view of Brussels' skyline from the Royal Palace.


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