Study Day | Encounters in Architecture


22.03.2019, 11:00 to 19:30


Raketenstation Hombroich, Siza Pavillon

The Flanders Architecture Institute and the Ministry for Regional Identity, Communities and Local Government, Building and Gender Equality of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia organize a study day on architecture policy. Encounters in Architecture  wants to foster the exchange of experience and expertise between architects and policy makers in architectural culture from Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia.​

Encounters in Architecture
This study day on architecture policy wants to foster the exchange of experience and expertise between architects and policy makers in architectural culture of both regions. Encounters in Architecture is part of the Flemish week in North Rhine-Westphalia (17-24 March 2019).


11:00 | Welcome​

  • Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Regional Identity, Communities and Local Government, Building and Gender Equality of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia  ​

  • Luc Delrue, Secretary General, Department for Culture, Youth and Media, Flemish Government​

11:20 | Keynote Speech​

  • prof. dr. Christoph Grafe, Bergische Universität Wuppertal​

11:50 | Architects Forum​

4 architects from Flanders/Brussels and 4 from NRW present the impact of architectural policy and culture on their work:​

  •  Keynote Speech by prof. Ir. Wim van den Bergh, RWTH Aachen University​

  • Flanders / Brussels: ECTV architecten, BLAF architecten, 51N4E, Murmuur  ​

  • NRW: AMUNT Martenson , CROSS Architecture, Wolfgang Zeh Architekt, KRAFT.RAUM

15:30 | Panel I:  Architecture policy by competitions, calls and public procurements ​

  • Keynote Speech by Leo Van Broeck, Flemish Government Architect​

  • Debate with:​ Leo Van Broeck (Flemish Government Architect)​, Peter Vanden Abeele (Ghent City Architect​), Cornelia Zuschke (City of Düsseldorf Representative Ministry for Regional Identity, Communities and Local Government, Building and Gender Equality of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia) Jochen König (Chamber of Architects North Rhine-Westphalia (AKNW)​

17:30 | Panel II: Architecture policy by public and cultural programs on Baukultur​

  • Keynote Speech by dr. Sofie De Caigny, director Flanders Architecture Institute​

  • Debate with:​ dr. Sofie De Caigny (director Flanders Architecture Institute​), Lisa De Visscher (director A+ Architecture in Belgium​), prof. dr. ir. Maarten Van Den Driessche (Ghent University)​, Peter Berner (Association of German Architects North Rhine-Westphalia (BDA NRW)​, dr. Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst (Managing Curator M:AI NRW - Landesinitiative StadtBauKultur NRW​), prof. Anne-Julchen Bernhardt (RWTH Aachen University / BeL Sozietät für Architektur​)

19:00 | Conclusion​

  • prof. dr. Christoph Grafe, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

19:15 | Farewell & Outlook ​

  • Wivina Demeester, President Flanders Architecture Institute​

  • dr. Daniela Grobe, Ministry for Regional Identity, Communities and Local Government, Building and Gender Equality of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia

Exhibition | ACROSS
From 16 to 24 March The Flanders Architecture Institute showcases ACROSS, an exhibition at the Siza Pavillion in Raketenstation Insel Hombroich about the work of a young generation of Belgian architects. The exhibition consolidates the international recognition that architecture from Flanders and Brussels currently enjoys, and this by revitalising the architects upon whom this attention is focused. Read more

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22.03.2019, 11:00 to 19:30


Raketenstation Hombroich, Siza Pavillon


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