Book launch | Flanders Architectural Review N°13 & Architecture in the Netherlands 2017-2018


26.05.2018, 11:00 to 11:45


Café Paradiso - entrance Giardini

On Saturday 26 May Flanders and The Netherlands join hands to present their architectural reviews at the Biennale Architettura 2018. Both publications examine new approaches in architecture that are related to long-term cultural developments, which are closely aligned with the notion of FREESPACE. During the presentation we will discuss the role of the architect in Europe and beyond.

The majority of the buildings in the Flanders Architectural Review N°13 have in common that they offer a wholly unexpected spatial and formal response to change. The contributors to this book do not only consider them to be good buildings, but also testing grounds that externalise the shifting conditions in which architecture operates. In the Dutch yearbook, Architecture in the Netherlands 2017/2018, a striking tendency is seen towards privatisation of formerly public projects such as social housing, as well as the growing aspiration of various private patrons (both individuals and developers) to provide high-quality public projects and spaces.

In this presentation at the Biennale Architettura 2018, members of the two editorial committees engage in a conversation on the future potential of these transformations in the context of the Lowlands and Europe in general.


  • introduction
    Sofie De Caigny (director Flanders Architecture Institute)
    Lara Schrijver (professor University of Antwerp)
  • main themes and conclusions of Flanders Architectural Review N°13
    Véronique Patteeuw (architect SNCDA and editor OASE)
  • main themes and conclusions of Architecture in the Netherlands 2017-2018
    Kirsten Hannema (architecture critic and journalist)
  • reflecting on the role of the architect
    Robert-Jan de Kort (architect DE KORT VAN SCHAIK)
    Jan Vermeulen (architect Studio Thys Vermeulen)
  • discussion

    all speakers are part of the editorial board of the Flanders Architectural Review N°13 or Architecture in the Netherlands 2017-2018

Saturday 26 May 2018, from 11:00h to 11:45h
Café Paradiso - entrance Giardini
Castello, 1260 Giardini della Biennale, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
free entrance

This book launch is a collaboration between the Flanders Architecture Instittute and nai010 publishers.


26.05.2018, 11:00 to 11:45


Café Paradiso - entrance Giardini


Flanders Architecture Institute & nai010 publishers


Castello, 1260 Giardini della Biennale

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