Architecture and construction intersect in a special way on the building site. It is a place where theory and practice are tested against each other and where experimentation, innovation and the transfer of know-how take place. It is here that drawings of construction and design details are of crucial importance.

"There can be no architectural highlights in beauty and innovation without intelligent technical solutions. The best architectural achievements are characterized by the symbiosis of architecture and construction."
‐ Dirk Laureys, collection manager

Collection Library

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Monday to Friday: from 9am to 5pm
Preferably by appointment
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
Closed: 25.12.2023-31.12.2023

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