L'École de la Cambre, more known as La Cambre, is a renowned architecture and visual arts school founded by Henry van de Velde in Brussels in 1926.
Originally founded under the name Institut supérieur des Arts décoratifs, it soon became known as "La Cambre" after the Abbey of la Cambre in Ixelles in which premises it was established.
In 1980, La Cambre was divided into two separate institutions, the École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels (ENSAV), and the Institut supérieur d'Architecture de la Communauté française de Belgique (ISACF). Both institutions belong to the French Community of Belgium. ENSAV is still housed at the abbey while ISACF headquarters is on Flagey Square, on the opposite side of the Ixelles Ponds.
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