Category:Laeken Royal Greenhouses

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English: The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (in Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, in French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels and one of the major tourist attractions of the city. The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called 'Iron Church', a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.
Français : Construction architecturale composée de métal et de verre, réalisée par l'architecte Alphonse Balat dans le parc attenant au château royal de Laeken (Bruxelles) à l'initiative de Léopold II.
Nederlands: De Koninklijke Serres van Laken (Frans: Serres royales de Laeken) zijn een complex van serres bij het kasteel van Laken. De serres werden in art nouveau gebouwd door Alphonse Balat in opdracht van Leopold II. Dit serrecomplex maakt deel uit van de Koninklijke Schenking.

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