8 Apr 2014

UCL BRUSSELS, UNIVERSITY PARK

At a stone's throw from the center of Brussels, Brussels Woluwe site takes a rural aspect. The University ground contains 52 hectares including 4 green spaces, academic buildings, clinics, shops and housing, it is an amazing village in the middle of the city.

The Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (University clinics of St. Lucas), which are also on this ground is dedicated to health sciences. Pedestrian zone, it offers 26,000 people who attend every day - students, researchers, doctors and patients of clinics - a breath in the hustle and bustle of the European capital.

The grounds of the UCL is not left in the field of cultural openness and relaxation. Research institutes that are implanted drain researchers of all nationalities. Students weave a network of solidarity and animation to the project and student associations organize conferences, concerts, exhibitions, etc..



This photo shows gives you an overview of the whole complex.



There are quite a lot of buildings



A direct subway line from Brussels'center to the campus



Several little restaurants and shops



The Stella Artois (Belgian Beer) sign, just besides the indications to the different buildings



At the entrance of the park is a huge medical herbs plantation, plants which are also used for researches



A long way through the park leads to the University buildings





Students and teachers are enjoying the quietness of the park, for studies, relaxing,  a sunbath or just some chatting.



There are also sculptures exposed from various international artists. Honestly they didn't really attract me and the titles were rather strange. I wished I could see the artist life who created his selfportrait !


12 comments:

ladyfi said...

What a lovely park!

Fun60 said...

One can never underestimate the need for green peaceful surroundings wherever we live or work.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Wonderful series of photos....have a nice day!

Jo said...

That's whole village on its own! I also thought I would love to see the artist who created the first sculpture!

Andrew said...

Stella! Andrew licks his lips. It is great that there are large grounds of parks of gardens and not just concrete courtyards.

gracie1961 said...

Really beautiful that the uni there has so much green around...ours in Parma are all in the city center, just a few trees....

Lady Lilith said...

What a lovely place to visit. I like that transportation leaves you in a central location. Makes seeing more sites possible.

Loree said...

What a beautiful campus. Yes, that self-portrait is very strange.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

When you see him walking down the street, yYou will definitely recognize that artist from his sculptural likeness .)))

I like walking around campuses though...always something to see and I like the ambience.

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It looks like a beautiful spot. I liked the Ocean and the wall.

Robyn Lee said...

I love university campuses. The green spaces are havens of tranquility among the halls of academe. The University of Queensland campus has a few native animals that frequent the place. They have become used to all the people and just carry on doing their thing...whatever that may be.