AN architects in Blankenberge

The first private house and shop in Blankenberge in Art Nouveau style was built by the architect Theobald Van Hille. His fellow citizen Raoux followed his example and the Brussels architect Emiel Hellemans, too, built an Art Nouveau dwelling along the sea front in Blankenberge.Local architects followed the trend and soon their creations embellished the streets of Blankenberge. The architects Felix Cosman, Jules Heyneman, Alfred Neirynck, Jos De Groote and contractor Emile Cattoor all contributed with some very remarkable buildings. In this group Jules Heyneman is by far the most versatile: he alone in Blankenberge also built in unadulterated geometrical art nouveau style.