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Stynen and his brutalism for the first time in London

After the successful Stynen year in 2018, the architecture of the Belgian architect Léon Stynen makes his appearance in the United Kingdom. During the London Festival of Architecture in June 2019 you can visit Brutalism on a Human Scale. Post-war Architecture by Léon Stynen (1899-1990). With an exhibition, installation and tour in the iconic Silver Building, the Flanders Architecture Institute and The General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the United Kingdom introduce visitors to Stynens brutalist architecture.


Opening | 6 June, Silver Building (London):

  • 7:15 pm | Guided tour in the exhibition with curators Nina Serulus and Bart Tritsmans
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Opening programme
    • Welcome and introduction by Flanders house & Flanders Architecture Institute
    • Lecture by dr. Sofie De Caigny (director Flanders Architecture Institute) 
      Engaging Léon Stynen. Contemporary Valorisation and Interventions
    • Lecture by dr. Barnabas Calder (University of Liverpool) 
      Brutalism: Architecture's greatest moment?
    • Moderated discussion 
  • 9:30 pm | Drink


REGISTER HERE to attend the opening


Presenting the ultimate reference on Léon Stynen

Every publication on Belgian architectural history asserts Stynen as one of the iconic architects of his generation. Now he has his own reference work. The Flanders Architecture Institute introduces the book Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture 1899-1990, which provides a unique look inside the impressive oeuvre of Stynen. The oeuvre is introduced by a comprehensive biography, photographed in its current condition by Filip Dujardin and read from mutliple perspectives in 9 essays.

The book is for sale during the opening of the exhibition Brutalism on a Human Scale on 6 June in the Silver Building. Also available in our webshop.

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