The Brussels palace was admirable in its exterior appearance and interior layout. The architect did not depart from the general form of the 16th-century Brabant style out of whim.
He had sought his inspiration in the town hall, the King's house, the old Amigo and the old Halles; the whole was harmonious. Inside, the administrations of the municipalities of the Brussels conurbation had clearly and methodically set out the common services of hygiene, health and public safety. A well-designed and furnished hall of honour held the visitors spellbound by its lines and decor.
©Livre d'Or de l'Exposition Universelle & Internationale de Gand 1913