The Flanders Architecture Institute, Team Flemish Government Architect and Ghent University are pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions in De Singel: Coming of Age, Architectural Competitions in Flanders and Brussels and Open Call, 20 Years of Public Architecture. Together with faces old and new, we take a retrospective look at the rich history of competition culture and cast an eye on the future.
Using original documents and artefacts, both from the VAi collection and the archives of the participating architects, organisers and other related individuals, you’ll discover the stories behind some of the most striking architecture competitions from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.read more
The first Flemish Government Architect (Vlaams Bouwmeester) was appointed in 1999. To mark the twentieth anniversary of this role in 2019, the Team Vlaams Bouwmeester organised a travelling exhibition dedicated to it best known instrument: the Open Call. After presentations in cities such as Ghent, Brussels, Hasselt and Kortrijk, the Flanders Architecture Institute is bringing a reworked and expanded version of the exhibition to De Singel.
opening programma 26.11.2021
Both exhibitions open on 26 November, when we will also launch two new publications. For the Open Call exhibition, a series of interviews was conducted with, amongst others, members of the Team Vlaams Bouwmeester. In a video presentation, we let these voices do the talking. We conclude with a lecture on the role of the Open Call procedure within the architectural culture of Flanders and Brussels and an announcement about the supporting programme.
More Than a Competition - The Open Call in a Changing Building CultureMaarten Van Den Driessche (Universitiy of Ghent)
Register below if you like to attend the opening:
free, but you need to register
Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp
Team Flemish Government, Universitiy of Ghent, Flanders Architecture Institute and De Singel
Sofie De Caigny, Petrus Kemme, Mathilde Breukink, Maarten Liefooghe, Maarten Van Den Driessche
the Flemish Community
To make your visit as safe as possible, you must respect the following measures:
* Covid Safe Ticket is mandatory for this activity
* Face masks are mandatory in all public areas of deSingel
* Keep 1.5m away from other visitors at all times
* Payments at the book counter are only done electronically
* Onlineregistration is mandatory
Architecture in Flanders and Brussels has come of age and is now firmly positioned on the international stage. How crucial is the role of architectural competitions in this story? The exhibitions Coming of Age, Architectural Competitions in Flanders and Brussels and Open Call, 20 Years of Public Architecture both shed light on 40 years of architectural competitions. And there's more... On this page you can find everything that is related to the project '40 years of competition'.