COBERGHER, Wenceslas
(b. ca. 1560, Antwerpen, d. 1634, Brussel)

Exterior view

begun 1614
Town Hall, Ath

The town hall of Ath is one of the remarkable buildings designed by Cobergher. Here the relationship with Roman palazzo design is striking, because the façade is executed in a combination of brick and stone reminiscent of rusticated stone, and also because the central bay with the monumental entrance is accented by flanking half-columns with capitals, demonstrating a correct application of the Vitruvian orders.