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Main entrance (Triumphal Arch) - Expo Antwerp 1930

Main entrance (Triumphal Arch) at the Exhibition Expo Antwerp 1930
© Exposition d'Anvers 1930
Architect(s) : M. Smolderen

One of the highlights of the exhibition was the magnificent centenary arcade, which beautifully highlighted the main entrance to the exhibition. Designed by the exhibition's chief architect, Mr Smolderen, the arcade was 50 metres wide and 26 metres deep. Its height was 40 metres.

Under the arcade, equestrian statues of the three kings were erected: Leopold I, by the statuary Georges Collard, Leopold II, by the late Baron Vinçotte, Albert I, by E. Deckers. The arcade was surmounted by a winged statue representing our victorious "Constitution" and created by the Antwerp sculptor Arthur Dupon.

The bas-reliefs were sculpted by Raoul Lambeau and Verhasselt.

©Le livre d'or de l'Exposition Internationale Coloniale, Maritime et d'Art Flamand - Anvers 1930