NoAarchitecten, Het Steen, Antwerpen (beeld: Kim Zwarts)
from 06.09.2023 | DE SINGEL, Antwerp
As Found exhibition argues for a building culture that focuses on the existing

What are the social benefits of a construction sector that focuses on the transformation of existing buildings? In ‘As Found’, the Flanders Architecture Institute uses examples of national and international experiments to show the enormous potential of a built-up region like Flanders.

Curators Sofie De Caigny, Hülya Ertas and Bie Plevoets: "Architecture in Flanders and Brussels demonstrates a unique position in dealing with the existing built environment. Although the experimental approaches vary according to the design methodologies, the interventions always show audacity, whether it is a medieval structure or a twentieth-century building."

from 06.09.2023 to 17.03.2024
Opening lecture by Anne Lacaton (Lacaton & Vassal)

05.09.2023 at 20:00
Flanders Architecture Institute at De Singel, Antwerp

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Transformation of housing block - Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris © Druot, Lacaton & Vassal
Transformation of housing block - Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris © Druot, Lacaton & Vassal
Lecture / congress
Anne Lacaton opens As Found exhibition
05.09.2023 | DE SINGEL, Antwerp

On 5 September Pritzker Prize winner Anne Lacaton (Lacaton & Vassal) will give a lecture at De Singel. The work of Parisian architecture practice Lacaton & Vassal illustrates the experimental handling of existing buildings like no other. This lecture marks the kick-off of the International Colloquium As Found, which will take place in Hasselt on 6 and 7 September.

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Anne Lacaton © Philippe Ruault
Anne Lacaton © Philippe Ruault
“Demolishing is a decision of easiness and short term. It is a waste of many things – a waste of energy, a waste of material, and a waste of history. Moreover, it has a very negative social impact. For us, it is an act of violence.”
- Anne Lacaton, Lacaton & Vassal
Alte Pinakothek, Munich © Luis Bartolomé Marcos, Wikimedia
Alte Pinakothek, Munich © Luis Bartolomé Marcos, Wikimedia
As Found: Experiments in Preservation
06.09.2023 - 07.09.2023 | UHasselt

From 6 to 7 September 2023, the Flanders Architecture Institute and Hasselt University organise the international colloquium As Found: Experiments in Preservation. The colloquium addresses designers, researchers and students with a focus on concepts and practices that intervene in the existing built environment, or 'as found architecture'.

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Portuguese magazine AMAG brings special on Flemish architecture
out now

In AMAG31 architecture from Flanders is very present. Projects by Jo Taillieu, Jan Vermeulen and Graux & Baeyens are highlighted, next to a text of Marc Dubois about the Flemish Government Architect and the Flanders Architecture Institute.

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AZW invites 4 Flemish architects to join exhibition Hollein Calling
21.09.2023 - 12.02.2024 | Vienna (AT)

The Architekturzentrum Wien (AZW) invited Dirk Somers (Bovenbouw Architectuur, Antwerp) Aslı Çiçek (Brussels) Kersten Geers (OFFICE, Brussels) Stefanie Everaert and Caroline Lateur (Doorzon, Ghent) to go into dialogue with the work of architect Hans Hollein.

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Solid Senses exhibition by URA on showcase in Groningen
17.06.2023 - 01.10.2023 | Usquert (NL)

The exhibition Solid Senses about the work of URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck, which was on display in Bozar in 2021, is this summer on showcase in Usquert near Groningen. The recently restored town hall by the Dutch architect Hendrik Berlage forms the new setting for the expo.

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Class / workshop
Venice Gatherings 2023. 'Learning from real conflict and post-conflict situations'
06.09.2023 - 08.09.2023 | Venice (IT)

On September 6-8, 2023, the Faculty of Architecture (KU Leuven), the Archis foundation (Amsterdam) and KU Leuven Alumni Chapter Italy organize a three day workshop 'Learning from real conflict and post-conflict situations' in Venice with a special focus on rebuilding Ukraine.

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Antwerp Collection Centre Design Competition
deadline 18.09.2023

The City of Antwerp is looking for design teams to draft a detailed design concept for the Antwerp Collection Centre.

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