An architecture
of character
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unique
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Modernist
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bright
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preserved

The building of the Maison des Associations Internationales is a remarkable example of modernist architecture. By coming to the M.A.I., you benefit from an atypical place with a certain character, a vintage and welcoming building.

Unlike most buildings from the Modernist era, the building has retained most of its original features, fittings and even furnishings.

Built in 1954 by architects Aerts and Ramon, the building covers more than 3,500 m². On the ground floor, 7 meeting or conference rooms are available for hire . The 4 floors house offices available for rent for international associations.

The building is an early example of post-war architecture: use of space and light, facade with its different materials and depths. It is a rare example of modern architecture which largely preserves not only its structure, but also many original amenities.

The building of the Maison des Associations Internationales is a remarkable example of modernist architecture. By coming to the M.A.I., you benefit from an atypical place with a certain character, a vintage and welcoming building.

a modern spirit

Unlike most buildings from the Modernist era, the building has retained most of its original features, fittings and even furnishings.

Built in 1954 by architects Aerts and Ramon, the building covers more than 3,500 m². On the ground floor, 7 meeting or conference rooms are available for hire (see “our rooms”). The 4 floors house offices available for rent for international associations.

The building is an early example of post-war architecture: use of space and light, facade with its different materials and depths. It is a rare example of modern architecture which largely preserves not only its structure, but also many original amenities.

The facade of the building reflects a period of optimism and post-war reconstruction in the run-up to Expo 58, with its range of materials: reinforced concrete pillars, glass, slate, aluminum and varying depths.

The building of the M.A.I. is the property of the Régie des Bâtiments. It is not listed but its value and its heritage are recognized.

In 2016, the MAI was registered for the Modern Architecture Biennale in Brussels.

 

An architecture
of character
||
unique
||
Modernist
||
bright
||
preserved

The building of the Maison des Associations Internationales is a remarkable example of modernist architecture. By coming to the M.A.I., you benefit from an atypical place with a certain character, a vintage and welcoming building.

Unlike most buildings from the Modernist era, the building has retained most of its original features, fittings and even furnishings.

Built in 1954 by architects Aerts and Ramon, the building covers more than 3,500 m². On the ground floor, 7 meeting or conference rooms are available for hire . The 4 floors house offices available for rent for international associations.

The building is an early example of post-war architecture: use of space and light, facade with its different materials and depths. It is a rare example of modern architecture which largely preserves not only its structure, but also many original amenities.

The building of the Maison des Associations Internationales is a remarkable example of modernist architecture. By coming to the M.A.I., you benefit from an atypical place with a certain character, a vintage and welcoming building.

a modern spirit

Unlike most buildings from the Modernist era, the building has retained most of its original features, fittings and even furnishings.

Built in 1954 by architects Aerts and Ramon, the building covers more than 3,500 m². On the ground floor, 7 meeting or conference rooms are available for hire (see “our rooms”). The 4 floors house offices available for rent for international associations.

The building is an early example of post-war architecture: use of space and light, facade with its different materials and depths. It is a rare example of modern architecture which largely preserves not only its structure, but also many original amenities.

The facade of the building reflects a period of optimism and post-war reconstruction in the run-up to Expo 58, with its range of materials: reinforced concrete pillars, glass, slate, aluminum and varying depths.

The building of the M.A.I. is the property of the Régie des Bâtiments. It is not listed but its value and its heritage are recognized.

In 2016, the MAI was registered for the Modern Architecture Biennale in Brussels.

 

M.A.I since 1982

Dozens of seminars, colloquiums and conferences bring together thousands of participants every year within the Maison des Associations Internationales (M.A.I.).

Our convention center, housed in a building with modernist architecture, was founded in the 1980s on the initiative of the Belgian government. Its creation is based on a historical ideal: solidarity between peoples guarantees peace between countries. This vision remains valid.

The idea of ​​a conference and office center for international associations dates back to the beginning of the 20th century: in 1907, Belgium envisaged the construction of such a convention center. Finally, the Maison des Associations Internationales was created as a public utility foundation by royal decree on December 8, 1982. The official inauguration took place on October 25, 1983. Brussels, seat of the European institutions and NATO now has a ‘a place of reference for international associations.

Over the years, our building, located in the center of Brussels, an international city, has welcomed many ambassadors, diplomats, personalities from international associations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Oxfam, the European Commission or the European Parliament.

In 2019 and 2020, the various meeting rooms have been redesigned to accommodate state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment: simultaneous translation booths, streaming and video-conference equipment.