The exhibition As found focuses on the new relationship between contemporary design and heritage. Using experimental, groundbreaking, (inter)national examples, the exhibition explores the different positions that contemporary designers adopt in relation to existing buildings.
In this exhibition, we identify seven experimental approaches in intervening in existing buildings and spaces. We deliberately named these experiments with clear spatial terms: ensemble, void, reconfiguration, inside out, traces, mirror and nuance. Seven transformation projects, realized by architects from Flanders and Brussels, are narrated through the lens of a particular experiment. They play the main role in the exhibition while a visual cloud of reference projects accompanies them. Together they show how similar experiments have been carried out in the past or are being implemented internationally today.
The book As Found. Experiments in Preservation focuses on seven experimental approaches in preservation today: ensemble, void, reconfiguration, inside out, traces, mirror and nuance. These are explored through essays, realized projects and international references.More about the publication
The exhibition design by FELT architecture & design follows the principles of the exhibition and explores the potentials of this exhibition hall in its ‘as found’ state. By using the existing wooden floor planks and the suspended ceiling panels in the hall, they create the corridors for the seven experiments.
On the opening of the exhibition As Found and as a kick-off of the International Colloquium As Found Pritzker Prize winner Anne Lacaton gave a lecture on 5 September in DE SINGEL in Antwerp. The work of Parisian architecture practice Lacaton & Vassal illustrates the experimental handling of existing buildings like no other.listen to the opening lecture
Closed: 23.12.2023 - 04.01.2024
From Wednesday to Sunday - 02:00 pm until 7:00 pm and during evening performances until 10:00 pm
€5 (tickets online and on site)
€0 (students, -19-year, kansentarief/omnio-statuut and ICOM, tickets only on site)
De Singel (Expo)
Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp (BE)
Sofie De Caigny, Hülya Ertas, Bie Plevoets
FELT architecture & design
Flanders Architecture Institute and De Singel
the Flemish Community
There are spaces reserved for wheelchair users in all halls of DE SINGEL. Please contact us in advance at email@example.com so that we can reserve a space for you. You can use an elevator to reach the halls. Enter through the main entrance of DE SINGEL and make your way down the ramp to the left of the stairs to take the lift. Read more about the accessibility