JACQUES MOESCHAL (1913 – 2004)
Jacques Moeschal trained as an architect and sculptor. His sculptures can be described as the creations of an engineerarchitectartist, with the emphasis on the technical and scientific aspect. The artist believes that architecture and sculpture are controlled by the same laws. Moeschal was fascinated by the technical possibilities of his time. He was the first artist in Belgium to use concrete for large-scale sculptures. We also have him to thank for the spire of the civil engineering pavilion built for the World exhibition in 1958, as well as “Le signal” (The signal) at Groot-Bijgaarden interchange with the Brussels ring road on the E40, and “La Route de l’Amitié” (The Route of Friendship) for the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968, a ring road which links all the premises where the Games took place and is lined with monumental sculptures.